These wonderful shawls come to us from a women's charitable trust in India. The charitable trust employs several hundred women spinners and weavers from rural communities. The women come from the lowest social and economic strata of India; from highly marginalised communities. This work provides their only source of income (which is fairly paid) along with training, regular work and safe working conditions. The trust provides schooling and health care for the weavers and their families.
The shawls are hand woven in natural fibres - a beautiful hand spun Mulberry Silk is combined with a Khadi Cotton and then hand woven, to produce these fabulous and unique statement pieces. The purity of the fibres and amazing weaving techniques result in a durable and "stand out" accessory.
The shawls have a wonderful texture from the fabulous weave. This is an all season shawl, cool in the summer yet cosy in the winter, and kind to skin. AZO free dyes have been used for this shawl, and each bears the weaver's name.
Any variations or irregularities are part of the design and inherent to the production process. Eco friendly by virtue of the use of Khadi Cotton (hand spun) and being entirely hand woven means that the production process is environmentally friendly and creates no toxic waste.
70cm x 200cm. Cool wash in gentle non bio liquid, line /dry flat in the shade, iron.