How it’s made:
This textile is produced on hand-operated looms, one of the oldest methods of textile production. Hand weaving involves interlinking a set of vertical threads (warp) with a set of horizontal threads (weft,) meticulous planning and complex estimation, depending on the design. In this product, two different yarn colors are used – one in the weft and the other in the warp.
Hand-woven at a small weaving unit in Northern India by adult members of a community of physically challenged artisans and their families. The work offers them employment, life skills training, an avenue for financial independence and social acceptance.
Sustainable Threads is an exclusively fair trade, eco-focused company promoting handmade lifestyle products, carefully co-designed with their artisan partners in India. Traditional art techniques are used to craft a collection with a modern sensibility. They are approved members of the prestigious Fair Trade Federation & Green America.