Didi Black And White Scarf With Tassels by Anchal
This fair trade black and white Didi scarf with coordinating black tassels is handmade from 2 layers of 100% certified organic cotton by artisans in India. The lightweight fabric makes this accessory a perfect shawl or cover-up for chilly days.
- Handmade by an Anchal Artisan in Ajmer, India
- Dimensions: 28" x 77"
- Color: Bone + black tassels
- Material: 2 layers of 100% certified organic cotton
- Features hand-stitched name of artisan maker
- Dry clean recommended
With backgrounds in design, sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines started their project after Colleen’s class trip to India where she learned about the extreme oppression women faced and the region's rich textiles. Shortly after, along with three classmates, the the co-founders raised $400 by selling handmade notebooks and notecards which facilitated the purchase of a sewing machine, sewing instruction, materials, and a stipend for the artisans.
In 2010, Anchal officially received non-profit status in the United States and expanded the project by partnering with a second NGO, Vatsalya, in India. Together with their partners and artisans, Anchal creates innovative programs and eco-friendly textiles that facilitate impact. The Clines sisters’ designs explore the synthesis of vernacular imagery, heritage artwork which revolutionizes traditional kantha quilting techniques, as well as the maker’s journey to empowerment.
Every purchase of an Anchal product has immediate impact and provides an artisan with a full-time job, health care benefits, design training, and educational workshops.