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Namaste in Bed Pillow

For the friend who texts at 6 a.m. to see if you're up for some power yoga, or the one who can't quite kick off the covers to make it to class, the Namaste in Bed Pillow makes a fun gift for the friend who likes a pun as much as (or more than!) her practice. Hand-stitched with cotton letters forming the phrase "Namaste In Bed" and a heart made of repurposed cotton sari, this pillow is handcrafted by makers at Rishilpi Development, who have the chance to transform their lives through fair wages for their skilled work.

HANDCRAFTED IN BANGLADESH

  • Jute pillowcase
  • Letters are white cotton. Heart is repurposed sari fabric; colors will vary.
  • 16SQ inches
  • Envelope closure with 2 wooden buttons; pillow form included
  • Handmade in Bangladesh

SKU: 6609320

THE MAKERS

Rishilpi, a nonprofit, nongovernmental development organization in southwest Bangladesh, was founded to improve the lives of people of the Rishi caste. "Rishilpi" is formed from two Bengali words, "Rishi," denoting the caste, and "shilpi," meaning artist or craftsman. Rishi, traditionally leather workers, for centuries have lived at the margins of Bengali society. Generally landless, with no easy access to schools, many struggled in a continual search for work to survive. In addition to income generation, Rishilpi conducts relief and development work in rural Bangladesh communities. Benefits to artisans include education sponsorship, health care, microcredit savings programs and early marriage prevention support for their adolescent daughters. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Rishilpi Handicrafts Limited since 1983.
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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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