Handwoven on manual looms
Enhanced with a complex, raised weave
Crafted by physically challenged artisans from Northern India
Low impact dyes
Hidden zip closure
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low
Down alternative, micro fiber insert included
This is a pure cotton pillow, woven by hand on manual looms and enhanced with a complex weave to create a raised texture, which conveys the beauty of handloom weaves that cannot be reproduced on machines.
Physically challenged artisans employed by a nonprofit social enterprise, handcraft this product.
A Fair Trade product. Handmade by artisans in India.
How It's Made
This textile is produced on hand-operated looms, one of the oldest methods of textile production. Hand weaving involves interlinking a set of vertical threads (warp) with a set of horizontal threads (weft,) meticulous planning and complex estimation, depending on the design. In this product, two different yarn colors are used - one in the weft and the other in the warp.
Hand-woven at a small weaving unit in Northern India by adult members of a community of physically challenged artisans and their families. The work offers them employment, life skills training, an avenue for financial independence and social acceptance.