Ten years since the Tunisian Revolution that led to the ousting of longtime president Ben Ali in January 2011, Anissa Meddeb reflects on the changes that have happened since that day.
Ten years since the Tunisian Revolution that led to the ousting of longtime president Ben Ali in January 2011, Leila Ben Gacem writes about the changes that have happened and the hope she has for her country.
Yasmine Sfar, co-manager and designer of Made By Tinja, collaborates closely with the design studio’s community of artisans across Tunisia.
Textile designer Nejib Belhadj, founder of Tilli Tanit, works with female embroiderers to highlight the ancestral craftsmanship of embroidery in a simple and refined style.
Paris-based Alexia Tronel and Marseille-based Caroline Perdrix co-founded Itinérance Méditerranée, working with Tunisian artisans to create a collection infused with heritage and poetry.
On January 21, 2020, Tunisian social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow Leila Ben Gacem took over Soukra’s Instagram account and answered your questions.
On November 5, 2019, Anissa Meddeb of Anissa Aida took over Soukra’s Instagram account and answered your questions.
Inspired by local Tunisian craftsmanship, La Marsa-based Marlo and Isaure Guerry founded design studio Marlo & Isaure.
Paris-based Nabila Chemillier and her two sisters have developed a skincare line made in France and rooted in the Tunisian garden and their grandmother’s handmade skincare recipes.
Julia Hendrickson works at IIE in San Francisco where she directs the Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability program that supports women’s entrepreneurship in Tunisia.
Based in the coastal town of La Marsa, Sofiane and Claire Ben Chaabane created the prêt-à-porter clothing line LYOUM in 2012 to celebrate contemporary Tunisia and its Mediterranean soul.
Tunisia has been the center of political scientist Laryssa Chomiak’s professional career ever since her academic research as a doctoral student.
Lauren Nevada Batchelder-Bahri is a fashion designer from Boulder, Colorado who has planted roots in Tunisia with her husband and children. She finds daily inspiration from her life in Tunisia.
Adapted from a post I wrote for the Medium account for the U.S. Department of State’s International Exchange Alumni community.
Based in the Kasserine region of Tunisia along the Algerian border, this collective of mostly women artisans uses natural materials and ancestral techniques to create baskets, rugs and pottery imbued with local terroir.
In an atelier just minutes from the Mediterranean coast, AKAM founder Khaled Azaiez is on a quest to revive the tradition of hand blown glass in Tunisia.
To Blue Fish founder Leila Ben Gacem, Tunisia means hope. She sees a country at a geographic crossroads where cultures have collided and co-mingled, and she’s dedicated herself to telling that story.
Third-generation artisan Fakher Baklouti inherited his craft from his father, who learned it from his father. The family business? Wood working, transforming Tunisian olive trees into rich amber bowls and platters that almost seem to glow.