Cashmere Scarf - Indigo
Made by Sudarshan
Style this lightweight, hand-dyed scarf in any way you please. Each scarf has been carefully hand-woven with soft cashmere and natural wool from valleys of Nepal and Kashmir in India. Every purchase empowers Sudarshan artisans in India.
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- Approximately 27" x 78"
- As with all handwoven items, variations will occur
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Sudarshan, based in India, focuses on product development and training artisans to produce quality textiles for trade. They promote traditional techniques and above all, they promote the artisans by providing a global platform for fine handcrafted products. Sudarshan is an advocate of fair wages and helps artisans build a greater livelihood. A percentage of profits go toward funding craft schools in India to educate and empower women in local craft industries. Together, they empower crafters to build a better life within their own communities. All products are sustainable and eco-friendly.
Its combination of spiritual depth, unmatched physical beauty, and cultural diversity makes India one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. A very diverse country, India is symbolized by the plurality of its culture, which reaches back about 5,000 years, making it one of the world's oldest cultures. With 1.237 billion people in 2012, India is the world’s largest democracy and fourth largest economy. In spite of the impressive economic growth it has seen in the last decade, for more than 400 million of India’s people (one-third of the world’s poor), crushing poverty and malnutrition are still harsh realities, and 29.8 percent of the total population fall below the international poverty line of US $1.25 per day. Moreover, in 2012, India ranked in the 136th place out of 187 countries in the 2013 Human Development Index of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which assesses long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.
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