Mary spent the month of April in India collecting a new range of handcrafted textiles for Fabric Of Life. It is always wonderful to visit artisans and organisations who have become friends and see the new work they are producing. The richness and variety of their work is always inspiring. The focus of this trip was on embroidery. Mary visited a number of NGO’s and embroidery co-operatives in West Bengal to view different applications of the traditional Kantha embroidery. We then traveled to Rajasthan and then to Gujarat to visit the artisans that have become familiar to clients of the Fabric of Life such as, The Indian NGO, Shrujan; KMVS a project supporting the empowerment of women in tribal villages of Gujarat , the tie dyer Alimohamed Isha and the Ari Embroiderer Adam Sangar.