100% organic cotton
Hand block printed
Features a loop for hanging
Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low
Crafted by physically challenged artisans from Northern India
Accented with a contemporary print, using water-based ink, this organic cotton towel adds simple luxury to your kitchen. Highly absorbent and reusable, this product is a practical way to reduce consumption of disposable paper towels. Packaged with a belly band and a hanger, it makes an excellent host or hostess gift.
A Fair Trade product. Handmade by artisans in India.
How It's Made
Artisans apply block print patterns to organic cotton. To start printing, an artisan evenly applies dye to a hand-carved wooden block. The fabric is then hand-stamped firmly and steadily, leaving a printed pattern. Dye is frequently added to maintain the same intensity of color. Once the printing is finished with a specific color and block, the artisan cleans the block and must wait for the cloth to dry before continuing.
This is a deceptively simple art - each piece features dozens, if not hundreds, of careful impressions. This artisan group, based in Northern India, trains and employs physically challenged artisans, who have limited employment opportunities as a result of their physical challenges and social stigma associated with it.