Al Kawtar Marrakech
Shopping, Part One
I’m more of a looker than a shopper and I tend to travel light so rugs and brass platters where not up for consideration. I do like to find little treats for my friends and useful, everyday items that I’d be buying anyway (and that don’t require dusting).
Al Kawtar is a nonprofit women’s collective set up with the aim of providing disabled women with the skills and resources necessary to live independently. They sell a wide selection of items for the home as well as a smaller selection of traditional Moroccan clothes for men, women, and children.
I left with a little blue travel bag designed for a computer plug/power supply. Something I didn’t know I needed until I saw it and which I now wish I had two of.
The prices are far from the cheapest in the Medina but the proceeds go to a good cause and they have two large, relatively clean, wheelchair accessible restrooms. They also do custom orders.
From their website:
“The prices of the products are calculated with great transparency: Cost of materials, cost of labour (the ladies are paid hourly wages) and 35% running costs for the Centre. Therefore we sell only at fixed prices.”
Derb Zaouia Laftihia 3
T +212 (0) 524 385695