Indigo Bath Towel - Sea
Made by Woven Promises
Wrap yourself up with this very versatile towel that's best for the beach but also perfect for a picnic. You can also use it as a throw on a sofa or to dress up a dining table. It's beautifully handmade from 100 percent Ethiopian cotton, and this towel becomes softer with every wash. Each sale empowers artisans at Woven Promises in Ethiopia.
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- Approximately 39" x 71"
- Care instructions: Machine wash and dry
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Woven Promises is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation and works to create economic partnerships through support of entrepreneurial effort of talented but economically struggling people in the developing world. Their artisans produce, spin, weave, and dye their products by hand in Ethiopia, reflecting traditional and contemporary patterns and designs. These products create sustainable employment, access to health care and a savings fund for the artisans. Woven Promises exists on a foundation of deep appreciation of the cultural heritage of their artisans and provides assistance to improve their overall quality of life.
Cotton is one of the major cash crops in Ethiopia, due to an abundance of land and excellent growing conditions. Ethiopia is investing heavily in the cotton industry, hoping to become a lead exporter of the most widely-used global textile. It provides the livelihood for millions of East Africans, and plays a large part in the culture of Ethiopia.
For centuries, Ethiopian artisans have been spinning cotton and weaving it into beautiful fabrics. Today, they are combining traditional techniques with modern designs, keeping a rich history alive while bringing their goods to a global market. Every step of creating these cotton products is done by hand. After the cotton is harvested, it is spun into yarn using a technique that is traditionally passed down from mother to daughter. The thread is dyed with organic plant dyes made from berries, roots, flowers, and bark. Next, it is handwoven on a loom, typically by men who pass down the technique to their sons. Handweaving is an intricate process, but results in beautifully patterned designs and high-quality fabrics.
Africa’s oldest independent country, Ethiopia is a country with more than 80 different ethnic groups, and each group conserves its identity through food, language, and colors and translates their diverse traditions into handcrafts unique to each culture. Ethiopian culture is vast with artistic expression and traditional handcraft skills. From precious religious artifacts to everyday utilitarian objects, the Ethiopian aesthetic reflects a culture gifted with a deep history and human creativity. Traditionally, local artisans manufacture most of the essential items used in everyday life, from textiles to furniture and cookery to utensils; artisans are still a very important part of the country’s economy.
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.