Gauze Stripe Linen Wrap
Gauze Stripe Linen Wrap
Gauze Stripe Linen Wrap
Gauze Stripe Linen Wrap
Gauze Stripe Linen Wrap

Gauze Stripe Linen Wrap

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WHY WE LOVE THEM - Fair trade, Unique finds, handmade, supports artisans

STYLING 
  

With it's large size, wear this versatile piece as a light summer shawl or an autumn scarf. It is meticulously handwoven to perfection and finished with a raw, eyelash fringe. This ivory scarf comes in 3 stripe color choices. 

Linen is a luxury textile because it is so labor intensive to produce. It is not elastic, so weaving with linen thread is very difficult, but the end result is a fabric with a natural texture that will last forever. It is one the oldest and strongest fibers in the world and linen is also one of the most sustainable materials because all parts of the plant can be used and nothing is wasted.

DESCRIPTION

  • Measurements: L 78" x W 28"
  • Handmade with love in Ethiopia
  • As with all handwoven textiles, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one-of-a-kind.

MATERIAL & CARE INSTRUCTIONS

100% Linen

Machine wash in cold water, hang dry and iron. Do not bleach.

 

PROCESSING & DELIVERY

This item takes 1-2 business days to process and delivers within 3-4 business days.  

ARTISAN PROFILE

 

Sabahar strives to create respectful, ethical and sustainable work opportunities for artisans in Ethiopia and showcase the talents of their weavers to the world. Inspired by the ancient weaving traditions of Ethiopia, they create exquisite textiles using natural fibers. The beauty of handspun thread is a rare commodity in our quickly changing world of mechanized textile factories. 

From the spinning of the thread to the weaving of the fabric, the process is done entirely by hand. The skill of hand spinning is passed down from mother to daughter and most rural women spin at their homes for extra income. Honoring this tradition, Sabahar purchases hand spun cotton thread from a network of women throughout Addis Ababa. As most spinning is done during free time, it is a way to support women with supplemental income.

Hand weaving has been a way of life for centuries in Ethiopia. Even today, almost all of the traditional Ethiopian clothing is made on hand looms. The art of weaving is passed down from father to son, thus almost all weavers in Ethiopia are men. The techniques have not changed much for centuries, but the patterns, colors and designs have become increasingly sophisticated. A weaver can produce one to three scarves in a day depending on the level of detail of the design.

 

SLATE + SALT

SLATE + SALT was founded by an avid traveller who felt the need to share her stories and finds with the world. She recognized the beauty of hand crafted products as opposed to mass produced goods made in factories. She saw an opportunity to give a worldwide customer base to artisans in rural villages. Through frequent trips and partnerships with Fair Trade cooperatives, she fosters relationships to bring ever-changing handcrafted designs to the globally minded nomad.

With this brand you will own products that are made with love in a sustainable way! With every purchase you are enabling rural artisans in underdeveloped nations care for their families and continue to live in their own communities.

When you purchase ethically produced goods you are helping to break the cycle of poverty by supporting programs that empower women entrepreneurs and educate children. Fair trade restores dignity to the artisans and assists women to become role models to their communities. The economic empowerment gives them the opportunity to stay in their villages and they will be less likely to migrate to urban areas. All products you purchase have an impact on the social change of our world.

Because products are handmade and hand-dyed each piece is special, one of a kind, and slight variations occur.