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Every year, CPALI draws on the support of everyday heroes to help us reach our goals. Check out what some of our volunteers have done for us in the past.  Want to join the team? Contact us wit your new idea!

Meet our new, 2020 volunteers!   How could we be so lucky!

Melissa McFadden of Melissa McFadden Photography in Walla Walla beautifully photographed all of Tanana Silk products!

Farrah Ballou, rising sophomore at UC Davis, is using her editorial skills to help Tanana Silk reach new markets!

Angie Brown, accomplished business woman and long-time IFAM volunteer, is directing Tanana to new markets, new ideas and advising us on how to build our business!

Nicole Gryler has been helping CPALI in many, many ways over the past five years.  Most recently she has taken over as our  "Wild Silk Artist in Residence" designing art collage packets and wall decor that we are selling on the Tanana Silk website

Karen Brown takes CPALI to the AD Home Design Show


Lighting up the world of interior design with CPALI Wild Silk has long been a goal of ours. Thanks to Karen Brown's hard work, expert marketing advice and booth planning, CPALI's debut at the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show was everything we hoped and more! The show opened the door to a whole new world and, with any luck, a whole new market for CPALI silks!

Violet Koncz designs CPALI poster display


Using her skills as a graphic designer, Violet Koncz created a conference poster that won CPALI high praise at the annual SEEP Network Conference in Washington, D.C. Thanks to Violet's hard work, CPALI now has a beautiful, concise medium for sharing our work with the global community!

John and Amelia craft a brand new look for CPALI


CPALI's debut at the 2014 DWELL Trade Show was a smashing success, due in a large part to John Bellavance and Amelia Thrall, two Architecture for Humanity volunteers who have been sharing their time with CPALI since 2013. Drawing on their design skills, they developed a new marketing package for CPALI and drafted and built the 2014 trade show display, winning CPALI hundreds of new admirers from across the country.

Elizabeth Furlong builds a website for Wild Silk


Putting her media buying and planning background to work, Elizabeth Furlong developed a new marking strategy for CPALI, including the design of a brand new website dedicated to Wild Silk Markets. With her help, CPALI is moving forward with big changes to Google Adwords, web development and our online marketing interface.

Tackling social media and grants with Amanda Rose


Amanda Rose, a volunteer with CPALI this past spring, drew on her psychology background to tackle social media with the CPALI team. Beginning with website reviews and an overhaul of our social media sites, Amanda later moved on to prescreening grant opportunities and helping CPALI grow its base of supporters.

Global Awareness club raises funds for CPALI


Last year, the Global Awareness Club at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Massachusetts studied CPALI and raised funds to help support our program. Over the course of the school year, these talented and compassionate students launched a campaign to spread awareness about poverty and conservation and raised money to touch the lives of rural farmers in Madagascar.

Stanford Extreme Team improves textile production


As part of Stanford's Design for Extreme Affordability class, four graduate students traveled to Madagascar to learn about the CPALI project and spend the rest of the semester designing brilliant new ideas to improve the efficiency of our textile production! Among their new designs was a simple process for softening the cocoons and an invention for mass ironing cocoons.

Boston Architects design a new training center


The Architects for Humanity in Boston dove in to help CPALI last year by designing the blueprint for the new SEPALI farmer training center in Madagascar. Taking it a step further, the architects will also host an exhibition this fall to raise awareness and funds for CPALI. Thanks to the architects' detailed designs, CPALI can now begin fundraising for the new structure. 

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