CraftedSystems, of Portland Oregon, has combined the art of handcrafted felt weaving with skill development and economic empowerment for women. In partnership with the YMCA women's shelter, CraftedSystems produces innovative designs in felt. Interlocking, geometric wool pieces are transformed into vessels, wall art, floor coverings, lighting and table accessories in an environment that encourages collaborative and communal work. This ecological and people friendly company is the creation of designer Aurelie Tu. For more information on this inspiring use of design and craft or to purchase products, visit CraftedSystems.