Fashionable pick-stitch quilting gives these scarves texture and classic style. Made of recycled cotton sari fabric in eye-catching colors, they're also reversible. Handmade by the ConneXions artisan group of India, where impoverished young women find dignity and purpose. Each scarf measures approximately 68-by-7 inches. Sari patterns and colors vary.
About this Artisan
In cities such as Kolkata (Calcutta), India, many women live in traditional patriarchal communities and are not allowed to work outside their homes. ConneXions offers these women the opportunity to collect the raw materials for their quilts and scarves and take them home to produce. This opportunity to work from home and earn a living wage opens the door to economic empowerment for the artisans. With the income received through their employment with ConneXions, the artisans are able to increase the educational opportunities for their children (especially their daughters) as well as help their families survive setbacks, particularly when illness or unemployment strikes.