ArteSana is a non-profit social enterprise that expands opportunities for women impacted by systemic inequalities in Holyoke, MA, by weaving from reclaimed textiles.
We collect donations of discarded tee shirts, strip them, then use traditional hand-operated looms to weave them into interior decor pieces and accessories. We train and employ women in Holyoke with limited work opportunities. As part of our production team, women gain the opportunity to earn a paycheck in a positive work environment dedicated to their growth. Sales of our products also help fund our free community programming for women: fiber arts and financial literacy workshops.
By harnessing the power of creativity and entrepreneurship, we grow our ability to stand together undaunted in the task of leaving the world better off than we found it.