Little Pom Pom Blanket - Blue
Made by Kara Weaves
Wrap up your bundle of joy in this oh-so-soft cotton blanket complete with charming pom pom details. A lightweight, yet versatile, blanket that’s great for swaddling, nursing, cuddling, and more. Each purchase empowers artisans at Kara Weaves in India.
Baby Pom Pom Blanket - Blue | Fair Trade | The Little Market
- Approximately 40" wide x 40" long
- 100% Cotton
- Highly absorbent, dries quickly, and can be washed using less water
- Made with eco-friendly dyes
- Each pom pom is securely attached to the blanket. The blanket has been tested and is safe for babies and kids to use.
- This blanket is lined with a pom pom trim on two sides.
- As with all handwoven items, slight variations will occur
- Care Instructions: Hand or machine wash, tumble dry low, may see mild shrinkage after wash, and iron as cotton
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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.
Traditionally, artisans at Kara Weaves craft pom poms using yarn and beads. These exclusive pom pom blankets for The Little Market showcase an adaptation of the technique. Artisans at Kara Weaves use fabric, rather than yarn, to carefully craft each pom pom. Small squares are cut from the fabric; each square is carefully stuffed with cotton to form the pom pom. Each pom pom is placed at a 3-inch gap between two layers of fabric and is carefully stitched into place along the edge of the blanket. Each pom pom is securely attached to the cotton blanket and is safe for children. The inspiring artisans create the beautiful pom pom blankets we carry at The Little Market.
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