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12 Seasonal industries and festivals around the world

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Our latest editions came out in a campaign around #seasonalindustry, celebrating artisanship that ebbs and flows with the seasons. 

In the spirit of this intertwining of craft in context, space and time, we’ve put together 12 seasonal industries and the festivals that are celebrated in each country, for every month of the year. No better time than now to start planning for 2015’s eye openers.

Note: We’ve taken the liberty to choose a series of different links to information and brands to explore each craft and festival instead of writing again, what others have so expertly described before.

JANUARY- COLOMBIA

Craft: Kuna Mola textiles

Festival: Carnaval de Blancos y Negros | Colombia 

FEBRUARY - TAIWAN

Craft: Atayal indigo dying and weaving

Festival: Pingxi Lantern Festival | Taiwan 

MARCH - SRI LANKA

Craft: Handloom

Festival: Holi – Festival of Colours | India, Nepal, Sri Lanka 

APRIL - THAILAND

Craft: Hmong Storycloths

Festival: Songkran Water Festival | Thailand

MAY - MOROCCO

Craft: Berber weaving

Festival: Festival of Roses | Morocco

JUNE - KOREA

Craft: Hansan Ramie Patchwork

Festival: Muju Firefly Festival | South Korea 

JULY - INDONESIA

Craft: Batik

Festival: Giant Kite Festival | Sanur, Bali

AUG - GHANA

Craft: Cotton wax prints

Festival: Panafest | Ghana 

SEPTEMBER - CHINA

Craft: Miao textiles

Festival: Duan Harvest Festival, Guizhou

OCTOBER - LAOS

Craft: Lao-Tai Mat Mee weaving

Festival: Awk Phansa River Festival | Laos 

NOVEMBER - INDIA

Craft: Blockprinting

That’s what we do!

Festival: Pushkar Camel Festival | Rajasthan, India

DECEMBER - PHILIPPINES

Craft: T’boli Tnalak

Festival: Giant Lantern Festival | San Fernando, Philippines