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Patchwork Kantha Silk Shawl

Wrap yourself in handstitched patchwork perfection. Using a running kantha stitch, artisans spend hours piecing together silk repurposed from other garments, giving each a new life as this one-of-a-kind 100% silk shawl. Handmade by artisans working with our fair trade partner, Craft Resource Center, helping informally organized artisan groups develop self-sustaining businesses.

HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA

  • Materials: 100% silk
  • Care: Handwash cold. Line dry.
  • Notes: The artisans use upcycled sari silk, diverting beautiful textiles from becoming landfill, a resourceful and eco-friendly tradition.
  • Measures: 85"L x 35"W
  • Colors: Vary widely due to the eco‒friendly use of repurposed silk. No two scarves are the same. The back is a solid silk.
  • Handcrafted in India

SKU: 6839310

THE MAKERS

Craft Resource Center (CRC) helps informally organized artisan groups to develop self-sustaining businesses. CRC seeks to develop economic self-sufficiency for a vulnerable segment of society through traditional handcrafting skills. CRC provides marketing, design, finance and exporting assistance to a large number of artisan groups across India. CRC also provides raw materials, production coordination between groups and additional training. CRC considers artisans more important than products. This concern for artisans translates into a broader commitment to help others within the CRC network. Because of CRC’s coordination of craft production between different artisan groups, artisans have a high level of connection and cooperation. Artisan groups have been able to work together in partnership in times of need. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from CRC since 1993.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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