One challenge of an online store is conveying online the texture & feel of our kantha blankets.
Unlike a new, starchy cloth, our sari cloth is worn in to a soft, supple, coziness, which is only augmented by the fact that there are 6 layers of it!
We have been asked about smaller versions of our signature throw, and now they are here! Just like the larger blankets, they have been hand-stitched in Bangladesh who were previously engaged in (or at risk of) formal or floating sex work. They are stitched using the traditional kantha stitch in approximately 12 hours of labour, in a safe environment full of love & dignity.
Browse our collection of kantha minis; perfect for a gift or a little friend.
Before we get started… In case you are wondering: Yes, I am aware that dignify, here, where you’re reading this, is an online store! And that I sell things here.
Indeed, I want to sell kantha quilts — lots of them! But, in my desire to create opportunities for dignity for women sewing blankets in Bangladesh, I still want to preserve the dignity of our customers, and of ourselves.
When people speak of “charity”, what they are talking about is one-way work – how are other people benefiting from the charity that I am providing? How are their lives being changed by the money that I give?
Transforming lives of people in need is a good thing, an extraordinary thing! Charity is not a bad word.
However, true development is always a two-way street – both sides (benefactor and recipient) need each other to progress, to truly “develop”. The rich and the poor need each other to become whole.
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