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Striped Hand Towel - Purple

Made by Woven Promises

$ 32.00

Add a cheerful pop of purple to your home with this fast-drying towel. Each purchase supports artisans at Woven Promises in Ethiopia.

    Hand-spun & Hand-dyed Cotton Hand Towel, Fair Trade | Purple Striped

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    Details

    • Approximately 20" x 30"
    • 100% Ethiopian Cotton
    • Hand-spun and hand-dyed
    • As with all hand-woven items, slight variations will occur

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    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

    Woven Promises

    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.
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    THE TECHNIQUE

    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.
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    About The Country

    Ethiopia

    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.
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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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    Fair Trade Federation Member