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Fringe Beach Towel - Mint

Made by Kara Weaves

$ 60.00

Wrap yourself up in this soft striped towel. Perfect for the beach or pool, it is beautifully hand-woven from cotton. Each purchase empowers artisans at Kara Weaves in India.

    Fair Trade Fringe Beach Towel - Mint Green | The Little Market

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    Details

    • Approximately 40" X 70"
    • 100% Cotton
    • Highly absorbent, dries quickly, and can be washed using less water
    • Made with eco-friendly dyes
    • As with all hand-woven items, slight variations will occur
    • Care Instructions: Hand or machine wash, low tumble dry, mild shrinkage after wash, iron as cotton

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    SHIPPING

    Shipping time depends on where we are shipping to. We ship from California so orders along the West Coast take approximately 1-2 days. Orders in the southern states and mid-west take approximately 2-3 days and orders to the East Coast take approximately 5 business days.

    Orders received by 12pm Pacific Time will be shipped on the same day. Orders received after 12pm Pacific Time will be shipped the following day.

    Orders are shipped via UPS Standard Shipping or through US Postal Service. UPS does not ship to PO boxes. Please provide a home or business address for us to ship to.

    Expedited shipping can be arranged. Please contact us at (800) 404-3300 or orders@thelittlemarket.com to inquire about expedited shipping options.

    Any orders over $250 receive free shipping!

    Visit the shipping page to learn about Alaska, Hawaii, and international shipping details.


    RETURNS

    If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase or fair trade gift, please contact us before mailing products back at orders@thelittlemarket.com. Any taxes charged will be refunded in accordance with state laws. Shipping charges are nonrefundable, and return shipping fees may apply. A 10% restocking fee will apply. Returns are accepted within 30 days of the date that you received your order.

    Please allow up to 2 weeks for us to receive your return and process your request. Refunds will be issued in the original form of payment for the cost of the product plus taxes. If the item was a gift, we will issue store credit for the return. Unless your order arrived damaged, shipping costs for returns are the responsibility of the customer.

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    About The Artisans

    About The Artisans

    Kara Weaves

    Kara Weaves is a social enterprise that is based out of Kerala, India and supports artisan weavers who are members of weaving cooperatives and who design contemporary home textiles. All of the hand-woven products, from coasters to napkins, are made from ancient and local fabrics, and these fair trade products are handmade at traditional wooden looms. Indu Menon and Chitra Gopalakrishnan founded the social enterprise. Since February of 2013, Kara Weaves has been a member of the Fair Trade Forum of India, which is the country network of the World Fair Trade Organization and WFTO-Asia.
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    THE TECHNIQUE

    To make the table linens and towels from Kara Weaves that we offer at The Little Market, the artisans first prepare the yarn by sourcing, washing, dyeing, softening, bleaching, drying the yarn, and also applying any specific treatments as needed. Next are the pre-looming processes, which includes spinning the yarn and setting up the loom. Then the skilled artisans start the weaving process. After that is the quality check, which happens in-house, and the stitching into products. The production process will vary based on how much fabric is required, customizations that may be involved, and techniques, such as motifs and prints, that are used.
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    About The Country

    India

    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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    About Fair Trade

    About Fair Trade

    Fair Trade Products

    Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.
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