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Volume 14, Issue 1

Our cover story on Adele Cutten is a journey in determination and kindness as she manages to reinvent herself following absurd government restrictions during apartheid and a nearby massive fire, bringing her retail business to a halt overnight. "Adele's Mohair" provides work for more than 30 ladies. 

We also talk with Andries du Toit Pienaar, an award-winning, South African Merino producer and learn about life in the shadows on the diamond mining boom.

What's inside

SHEEP TO SHORE

Maine, US

Island life isn't always ideal, but the Merinos at Long Cove Farm have little to complain about.

MERINO COUNTRY

Klipaatsfontein, South Africa

Andries Pienaar is now the reigning family monarch in a family that has been breeding Merinos since the 1880s.

PEACE AND PREDATORS

Argentina

Predators and flocks are here to say. Does it always have to be a fight to the death?

ALONG THE GANGES

Varanasi, India

Only in India does hospitality and smoking bodies go hand-in-hand.

WEAVING WIDOWS

Guatemala

Following nearly 40 years of civil war, traditional weaving is a vital livelihood.

POWER STRUGGLE

Varanasi, India

Can handweavers survive the demand for cheap woven goods and the return of Chinese imports?

SPINNING SISAL

Piggs Peak, Swaziland

Tintsaba's baskets are every bit as beautiful as the people who make them. 

PERFECTLY TWISTED

Ladakh, India

Now entering its third season, the Cashmere Center has an exciting new twist.

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