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Bluebell Tassel Napkin

Fresh spring produce is a blessing worth celebrating. Grace your table with the hand-embroidered Bluebell Tassel Napkin and give that new culinary bounty a proper welcome! Founded by the Dominican Sisters following the closure of textile mills in the area, St. MaryÆs has provided job opportunities for local women for over 40 years. The income women earn has helped to educate a generation of children, many of whom have become the first in their families to attend college.

HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA

  • Embroidered linen
  • Hand wash in cold water
  • Handcrafted in India

SKU: 6833550

THE MAKERS

St Mary's Mahila Shikshan Kendra is a women's handicraft organization run by the Dominican Sisters in Gomtipur, Ahmedabad. This area of Ahmedabad, once known for its textile mills, suffered much unemployment since global competition closed the mills in the 1980s. It continues to attract landless laborers who come searching for work. Artisans of St. Mary's create embroidery in the tradition of the Kathiawadis, a craft more than a thousand years old. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from St. Mary's since 1987.The artisans of St. Mary's share in decision-making and project responsibilities. The organization runs a dispensary and maternity clinic that caters to the poor and marginalized women in the area. It also runs health programs, a savings program, sewing education and children's education programs.
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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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