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Our Team

One Thread Collective is made up of a group of women dedicated to making change.

This includes our team of over 100 artisans, community leaders, support staff and our founding members.

Meet the Artisans

Click on the communities below to meet the artisans of each weaving group

Kululumana & Mouwasira

Tocoromana & Ahumao

Surrulat

Hiotshy

Ovejomana

Sunilda & Maria Luisa Uriana

Founding Members

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Jackie Gilbert

Cofounder/Executive Director, USA

Jackie spent 9 months in La Guajira as a Fulbright researcher conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Wayúu and Afro Colombian communities. Before co-founding One Thread Collective, she was deeply involved in a social movement in response to human rights abuses by a multinational mining corporation. Throughout 2020, she also helped organize a large-scale emergency relief initiative in response to the economic impacts of the pandemic on vulnerable rural communities in La Guajira. 

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Megan Battaglia

Cofounder/President, Australia

Megan has spent the past 10 years living between Australia and Colombia, where she has built a career in social enterprise and sustainable community development. After graduating from the University of Sydney with a Master’s of Sustainability in 2018, Megan worked with Wayúu communities in La Guajira as a Sociologist to help to close the gap in public healthcare for Indigenous and migrant communities. Megan has also worked with First Nations communities in the Northern Territory of Australia.

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Paula Restrepo

Program Coordinator & Instructor, Colombia

Paula is an artisan, educator, and pioneer of fair trade in Colombia. Originally from Bogota, she moved to La Guajira in 2011 and founded Fundación Talento Colectivo, an organization dedicated to promoting fair trade principles and empowering Wayuu women in vulnerable communities.

Support Staff

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Rosa Carracedo

Quality Control, Colombia

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Nicole Borboroglu

Community Projects Liaison

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Alexia Borboroglu

Product Innovation Curator

Linnea Skinner

Intern

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Viviana Carracedo

Shipping Specialist

Work with us

One Thread Collective is made up of a passionate team of professionals, support staff and volunteers dedicated to applying their skills and resources to make a real difference.

We are always looking for like-minded people and collaborators to join our team and help us grow our impact. If this sounds like you, please send us a message!

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