Tag Archive | silk scarves

Poetry Embroidered on Cloth

Have you ever heard of Kantha quilting?  I hadn’t either until a couple of years ago when I saw fair trade products using the quilts. The centuries-old technique was originated by poor women in Western Bengal to make quilts from their saris to keep their babies warm.  The quilts eventually became objects of hospitality, and […]

Fair Trade Silk Scarves–Kind to Earth’s Smallest Creatures

There is nothing more pleasing to the eye and touch than elegant silk.  It’s used for everything from apparel and purses to table linens and window coverings.  But did you know that creating the sumptuous fabric involves cruelty to the tiny, beautiful creature that produces the silk?