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Recycled Cotton Sari Scarf Beautiful Colors!

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Recycled Cotton Sari Scarf Beautiful Colors!

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The fabric that is used to make these incredibly colorful scarves comes from Recycled Cotton Saris. Sari refers to the traditional dress that Indian women wear. The sari materials were purchased at a fair rate from poor areas of Calcutta, and the scarves have been tailored by a non-profit organization. The manufacturing of these beautiful accessories provides fair-wage jobs for over 50 men and women in one of the poorest areas on earth.
The scarves are pieced with multiple fabrics, and simple. The cotton is soft and "worn", but maintains it's vibrant colors. Each scarf is covered in hand stitching, in the traditional Kantha style. Each scarf if unique, so we offer a color preference at the drop down menu below to give us an idea of the color scheme you would prefer.
Scarf measures 8" Wide and 70" long, approx. They can be wrapped several times for extra warmth, or worn just under the collar of a jacket for a lightweight colorful touch! Wear several together for a real color splash, and extra warmth. Makes a truly unique gift!

*Natural Cotton
*Offered By Approved Fair Trade Federation Member
***Country of Origin: India

These beautiful scarves come to Earthlover from The ConneXions Vocational Training Center, started in 2002 with 6 young underprivileged women from the slums. After a six month training in sewing and making paper craft products, they were working on orders; and getting paid on a piece rate. In a small production unit they continue to produce beautifully hand crafted greeting cards and gift bags.

ConneXions focus is on the Urban Poor particularly young women in the 16- 25yr age group.

Since May 2005 the project is in conjunction with Emmanuel Ministries Calcutta and the local University and focuses on vocational training in tailoring. The certified course from the University aims to provide all the know-how necessary to secure a job in a Manufacturing Unit, to work from home as a piece worker, to train others in tailoring and even to set up an independent business. Further they are trained in English, literacy, maths, budgeting and take lessons on women issues, like exploitation, legal rights, health and hygiene.

ConneXions wants to be a place where women's educational, vocational, social, emotional and spiritual needs are met.