Lumeyo

Lumeyo

Jordan / Aqaba
LUMEYO is a social entrepreneurship that creates woven products inspired by tradition and supports women in Aqaba, Udruh, Amman and Salt. Offering them a fair income for their work. LUMEYO started when - in 2009 - Dutch Designer & artist Sandra Jelly met 6 weaving women in Udruh. She bought some wool and started creating woven bags and rugs inspired by Bedouin tradition. In 2010 she had an exhibition in a gallery in Amman and the Bedouin woven crafts where part of it. When woolen threads became too thick to work with she changed to recycled threads from second hand jumpers. A year later she found the olive wood craft shop in Bayader and ordered olive wooden toggles for closing the cross bags. In 2018 she connected with a leather workshop in Amman that supports Iraki Refugee's. And the other week we met Nawar - a single mother from Salt- who makes keyring and bracelets to support herself and her son. She now started creating custom made keyrings for our bags.
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