TURATH was founded in 2008 with the aim of preserving Egypt’s weaving heritage. Due to the unrest in the region and dwindling tourists, many of the weavers turned to other professions. We aim to provide continuing business to artisan communities. TURATH was founded in 2008 with the aim of preserving Egypt’s weaving heritage. Also, a project was started to support women living in distant areas by teaching them to cross-stitch. In 2012, TURATH branched out to support other artisan communities in order to provide jobs to people affected by Egypt’s struggling economy. The main aim of producing handmade items is to support small communities and to provide them with a sustainable income.