Alia Kate of Kantara

April Maker Talk

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Alia Kate of Kantara was one of our Pitch Presenters at our April Maker Talk. Kantara is a Brooklyn-based design business specializing in fair trade Moroccan rugs, home decor, and textiles for modern, socially-minded individuals. Click above for some photos from her life in Morocco and below for her video. Click here for upcoming Maker Talk details...


Pitch Presenter: Alia Kate
Company: Kantara
Hometown: NYC/Morocco

About: "Alia Kate founded Kantara in 2009 after falling in love with the art, the design, and the individual women's stories that were woven into each of these unique Moroccan carpets. While living and working in Morocco, she became thoroughly inspired by the tenacity of the women weavers in rural Morocco and by their commitment to a craft that goes back generations and generations. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn between trips to Morocco."

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Our wine sponsor, Chapoutier Belleruche. Michel Chapoutier says that one of the most difficult tasks of a vineyardist and winemaker is to make a serious, high-quality wine, yet have it remain a good value. His "Belleruche" wines accomplish just that. M. Chapoutier Belleruche Rose is a great introduction to one of the world's most celebrated wine appellations: the Côtes-du-Rhône region.
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(Image credits: Kantara; Henry Chen; Chapoutier Belleruche)

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