This gorgeous, light, versatile scarf was handmade in Ethiopia.
The cotton is spun by hand and the scarf is woven using techniques inspired by ancient weaving traditions. Hand weaving is an intricate process that takes a lot of time and results in richly textured fabrics. A weaver can usually produce only three scarves in one day.
Our supplier is a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation and operates a wonderful facility in Addis Ababa where spinners and weavers are employed in a safe, supportive and comfortable environment. The cotton is sourced from small-holders around Ethiopia. Some of the cured patients from the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital are now earning an income by spinning cotton for this supplier.
100% cotton and a great size at 70 x 200cm.