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Small Kantha Quilt - Sumbawa

Made by Basha

$ 140.00

Cozy up with this one-of-a-kind blanket. This beautiful quilt is made with layers of vintage cotton saris, hand-sewn together by a traditional kantha stitch. Each blanket includes the hand-stitched name of the woman who made it. Every purchase empowers women working with Basha in Bangladesh and who are survivors of sex trafficking.

Fair Trade Small Kantha Quilt - Sumbawa | The Little Market

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Details

  • Approximately 70" x 80"
  • Machine wash in cold water & tumble dry low
  • Kanthas are made of layers of fabric hand-stitched together using repurposed fabrics. This quilt boasts two sides featuring two different beautiful patterns. You will never find the same fabric twice. Each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.

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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

Basha

Basha’s high quality, unique kantha products are handmade by at-risk women and survivors of human sex trafficking in Bangladesh. The women artisans complete a training and rehabilitation program prior to beginning work. Basha provides weekly trainings, including literacy and life skills programs. The artisans also receive medical support, counseling, and day care assistance for their children.
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THE TECHNIQUE

For centuries, Bengali women have recycled old saris into beautiful textiles by sewing them together into new creations. This traditional technique is known as kantha. Today, Basha in Bangladesh employs talented women who have mastered this technique to produce beautiful, functional textiles. By pairing contrasting saris, Basha creates striking and unique pieces with a rich history.

Each one-of-a-kind kantha piece is hand-stitched by at-risk women and survivors of trafficking in Bangladesh. Depending on the size and complexity of the piece, each blanket can take anything from two to thirty-nine hours to complete. In addition to a fair wage, Basha provides its artisans with training and rehabilitation programs, medical support, literacy and life skills training, and day care assistance for their children.
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About The Country

Bangladesh

Sitting on the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh shares its borders with India, Nepal and Burma. With a population of 152 million, Bangladesh is the world’s 8th most populated country. It is also a very densely populated country, with a poverty rate of 31.5%. After 15 years under military rule, democracy was restored in Bangladesh in 1990, however the political scene remains volatile. Girls now outnumber boys in primary schools because of effective education policy that has been implemented. Yet, Bangladesh has the highest rate of marriage in the world for girls under 15. In 2013, thousands of workers were killed when the Rana Plaza building collapsed, which has led to some progress in ensuring better safety regulations in garment factories.
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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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