Susan Hull Walker found her muse studying fiber arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School and a former minister, Walker embraced weaving and the idea of working with cooperatives of women artists around the world. She founded Ibu (ee-boo refers to a woman of respect in the Malay language of Indonesia) as a social enterprise in 2013, and now works with 130 cooperatives of skilled artisans in 40 countries. In her Charleston showroom, Walker displays the bold handcrafted designs into which these women weave their stories.

Ibu. 183 King St, 2nd floor, Charleston. (843) 327-8304, ibumovement.com