These lovely lightweight scarves are perfect for spring, summer and early fall. They are made of 100% soft Ethiopian cotton and are sheer, delicate and fresh. They are handspun and handwoven by master Ethiopian artisans and are Fair Trade endorsed.
Island Breeze scarves are versatile and can be worn as a lightweight shawl or a plush scarf.
14" x 78” 100% Ethiopian cotton
Ethiopia is the 6th poorest country in the world. Finding employment is extremely difficult in the capital city of Addis Ababa where Sabahar, the fair trade workshop, is located.
The artisans feel they are working amidst an oasis of stability in an otherwise harsh existence. They tell us that their work is meaningful to them and brings hope to their futures, allowing for growth, security and advancement in their lives.
Sabahar employs over 70 spinners, dyers, weavers and finishers ranging in age from 20 to 63 years old. They are able to support their families through creating these handmade and fair trade woven goods and are given access to health care, transportation and a savings account.
They feel secure, happy and acknowledged by the generous attitude of their employer and lovely surroundings where they work. Their children are all being educated. Equitable employment and environmentally friendly production and processing practices are values central to Sabahar and Woven Promises. The further goal of our partnership is to provide a continuous improvement in the quality of the artisans’ lives.