ALFONSA HORENG of Indonesia recalls, “I remembered what my father always said: ‘Never leave the land your great grandfathers inherited to you, and develop it for a good cause.’ That local wisdom was what convinced me to leave my career in the big city of Surabaya and return home to develop Flores.” And, development in this area in the Nita district of Sikka regency in Indonesia is clearly what Alfonsa is achieving…

Read more in the Fall 2012 Textile Society of America Newsletter.