This Ethiopian throw or wrap is beautifully woven from cotton grown and spun in Ethiopia.
Made from two wide panels, then add a hand-stitched center seam to create an expansive gabi body shawl. Worn traditionally in pure white for religious services, a gabi can serve in many ways, as apparel, throw, twin bed coverlet, tablecloth or baby carrier.
The purchase of this throw provides employment for Ethiopian artisans skilled in handcrafting cotton and silk textiles.
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.
Size: 108"L x 60"W (size may vary slightly)
Materials: 100% Ethiopian cotton
Care instructions: Hand wash with mild soap. Hang dry.
Member of The Fair Trade Association. Providing fair payment to workers in developing nations, educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement ensuring the rights of children, developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment.
Lends over 33 million pounds yearly to both producers in developing nations and the buyers who distribute their goods worldwide.
They provide business training to marginalized producers, furthering the sustainability of cooperative investments. Working with producers across Africa who value their natural environment and employ sustainable methods of production. Artisans are required to abide by local and export regulations governing the legal harvest of hardwoods to ensure compliance with U.S. import standards and to uphold proper management of their local forest resources. Artisans are encouraged to utilize materials fully by converting scraps into salable products Artisans are encouraged to utilize recycled, reclaimed and highly renewable materials in product design, and to isolate new sources of low-cost materials.
- Fair Trade
- Business Training to Marginalized Producers