Ta'na'na Newsletter #10

Written by Stella Gryler


Posted on December 30 2020

A Month of Gratitude

COVID-19 has struck our team, and they need your help to survive this crisis. In this issue, find our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide and learn how you can help our Malagasy team by contributing to our COVID relief fund.

Don't forget to check out what's new on our website!

SEPALI Madagascar team wearing COVID-19 face masks and distancing

Coping with COVID: we need your help!

It is with a heavy heart that we report that, despite their best efforts, all but one member of our Malagasy team has fallen ill with COVID-19. In response to this outbreak and the hardships it has inflicted on our Ta’na’na Silk community, we have started a fundraiser to establish emergency health funds for the team. We recognize that this is a difficult time for all, and any amount you are able to contribute to our COVID relief fund will make a direct impact on our team members who are struggling with this disease and their families. Can you donate today to help our Malagasy team survive this outbreak?

We greatly appreciate any support you might give. For more information or to make a donation, visit the link below.


white bombyx table runner on display

Decorative Wild Silk and Raffia Table Linens

Thanksgiving is coming up, and even if we can’t gather around the table with lots of friends and extended family, we can still enjoy a special Thanksgiving dinner. What better way to celebrate than with a new set of elegant Ta’na’na Silk table linens? Our exquisite placemats and table runners are just what you need to make this holiday special. Give thanks for the beauty that remains and get into the holiday spirit by helping to support those in need.


small wild cocoon silk baskets with decorative pepper plants in them

Ta'na'na Silk Holiday Gifts for the Nature Lover on Your List

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. 2020 has been a long, hard year and there’s (almost) no better way to tell someone you care than by giving them a thoughtful gift. We want to help make that easy for you! Check out our brand-new, expertly curated 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for the Nature Lover on Your List for inspiration on the best holiday gifts Ta’na’na Silk has to offer.


landscape picture of Madagascar protected area

FAQ: Why Madagascar?

Why do we focus our efforts on Madagascar? Even though millions of dollars of conservation aid has been directed to Madagascar, its ecosystems continue to be overexploited. We saw a need for a new approach to conservation that also addressed the economic development and food security of the Malagasy people, and quickly worked to fill it. We introduced small-scale agricultural production of native silkworms and silk, which allowed participating farmers to more than double their average yearly incomes. The products of that project are what make up our Ta’na’na Silk inventory! 100% of profits are returned to our Malagasy team, continuing to work towards conservation and poverty alleviation in Northeastern Madagascar. For more information, visit our website.

Our Project, Explained

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