No acrylic or polyester found here. This vibrant Kalya Shawl is woven with 60% soft Merino wool and 40% pure cotton. This lightweight shawl can also be worn as a scarf or a full wrap. Handmade. Fair Trade.
72″ l x 28″ w
Fawn Organics’ fair trade clothing and accessories are a unique fusion of fair trade and fashion. Our eco-friendly, handmade collection showcases the rich artistic traditions of India in contemporary styles.
Fawn Organics supports artisan groups that have little access to marketing avenues by reviving endangered art forms and showcasing their products in the global marketplace. These artisans are members of cooperatives and non-profit organizations and most often, the entire village is involved in some aspect of the craft—from dyeing the yarn to setting the loom, from weaving to hand-tasseling. The emphasis is not on the individual artisan, as each piece represents a collective effort in which many hands and hearts have contributed to its making.
Fawn Organics’ fair trade clothing is made by women embroidery artisans in Northern India, who do the intricate hand-embroidery in their homes. This gives them the freedom and flexibility to work when it is convenient for them while earning a sustainable livelihood from their craft. With the savings earned from this work, these women form their own micro-finance groups. As a result, they can handle any financial needs without resorting to high-interest money lenders.
The purchase of our beautiful Kalya Shawl directly benefits these artisan groups and enables them to pass their rich traditions on to the next generation. It also helps to ensure that these women artisans gain greater economic and social freedom and can effect lasting changes in their lives, the lives of their children, and their communities.