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EUROPEAN WOOL EXCHANGE FOUNDATION
 
Initiators

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Association IAIA,

Spain

Concha Rey

IAIA Association is a non-profit organisation that works with knitting and weaving in:

health,

education,

humanitarian assistance.

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Gomitolorosa,

Italy

Ivana Appolloni

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Gomitolorosa is a non-profit organization of social utility committed to promoting solidarity, recovering of well-being and caring for the environment, through the support of knitting.

 

It recovers the Italian waste wool, otherwise burnt, for the purposes of environmental protection and the conservation of native wool

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KötÉS,

Hungary

Dora Jamnizcy-Kaszás

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A non-profit organisation’s knitting group where volunteers knit hats, scarfs and gloves for people in need.

The knitting together occasions usually start in October every year and we gather every 3-4 weeks until Christmas.

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OZANA, Štrikeraj Café,

Croatia

Sandra Kerovec

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OZANA is a Non-profit organization based in Zagreb, Croatia.

Its main mission is to improve the quality of life of young and adult people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The program combines rehabilitation and therapeutic activities with social content.

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Stitchlinks,

United Kingdom

Betsan Corkhill

Stitchlinks is a non-profit Community Interest Company which has pioneered the approach of using knitting as a therapeutic tool to improve wellbeing.

We are passionate about unravelling the neuroscience behind knitting’s therapeutic benefits as well as promoting a 'whole-person' approach to wellbeing and health care.

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Cyprus Wool Laboratory,

Cyprus

Isavella Kailidou

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This programme of the EWE Foundation aims at contributing to address the issue of wool in Cyprus, where sheep are very numerous because of the importance in the local economy of the cheese halloumi. The programme is developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and with the association Roz Mallì dedicated to therapeutic knitting.

Associated Members

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Irish Fibre Crafters,
Ireland

Sandra King

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Sandra King create products with wool from "sheep to shawl", with the traditional crafts of handspinning, natural dyeing, hand weaving and knitting.  Sandra also supports local farmers and Ireland's wool community and she enjoys teaching the public these crafts and sharing her work through visits to her home studio.

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Taki Daskalo,
North Macedonia

Anita Stefanovska

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In our Secondary vocational school “Taki Daskalo” (Bitola, North Macedonia)  students get the skills of tailoring, sewing and making clothes.

Our students participate in many projects in the country and abroad, cooperate with many civil associations and non-governmental organizations.

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Zagori ecomuseum,

Greece

Panagiota Koutsoukou

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EcoMuseum Zagori was founded to manage the protection and exploitation of the natural and cultural heritage of the area to the benefit of local development. Here visitors learn about various aspects of social life, production processes and the socio-economic and natural history of the region.

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