Sport One of These Light Summer Tunics and Support Artisans Abroad

Sport One of These Light Summer Tunics and Support Artisans Abroad

How one local educator found her own means for employing artisans a world away

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IMG_2938 SILHOU_smallLoved for their loose styles and lightweight fabrics, Amaya Textiles’ summer-perfect tunics come in a variety of bright, vibrant looks. But the beauty of Chapel Hillian Pam Schaecher’s global clothing company goes beyond the lively designs – it’s also in its do-gooding mission to create work for men and women abroad.

Inspired by Pam’s travels to India and work as an educator at international schools in Europe, Amaya Textiles’ products are fashioned together by hand with block printing and embroidery. The company partners with cooperatives in Rajasthan, India to create opportunities for artisans. The quality of their work can be seen – and felt – in the jackets and kurtas. “They are so comfortable,” Pam says, but, in them, “you feel like a princess.”


You can find Pam’s designs locally at Dovecote Style at Fearrington Village or online.

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Assistant Editor Laura Zolman Kirk is a Kentuckian turned Chapel Hillian and totally in love with this special slice of North Carolina.