Thanks-giving in January

January 15, 2015 2 min read

The gears are slowly creaking back to life over here after another very full and exciting November & December - our best & busiest yet!

2014 was a year for the books: our biggest orders, more exposure, customers who became fans who became champions... All we can say is: THANK YOU!!!

Our dreams continue to grow for 2015. Our producing partner in Bangladesh, BASHA, started 25 new women this month in long-term, dignified employment and we are keen to create work for them & many more like them. Nearing our 1000th blanket purchase, we are excited to be a part of the growth. Here's to 2015!


Feedback from customers, gift givers, & gift recipients has been a great joy! Send yours to contact@dignify.ca or #dignifylove.

"I put a Kantha blanket on my Christmas list this year, but then I couldn't resist buying these two -- one for each of my sisters. What a joy it's been purchasing these!"

"Just want to say that I LOVE the Kantha throws, and the women on my Christmas list are going to love them too!"

"This is absolutely beautiful. My wife and I are buying this as a gift to our first baby girl. This is the blanket she will grow up with, and hopefully pass to her children as well."

"Excuse me, while I take five minutes to just be cozy in this incredible #Kanthablanket from @dignifysj (and to finish my coffee of course!) This local #YYC company focuses on ethically sourced goods. I fell in love with this throw immediately! Beautifully hand-stitched by Etti in Bangladesh - just #vibrant, it has an energy of its own! So grateful! check out their products, story and fall in love with your own one of kind!"

 Thank you for the oh-so-kind words!


Leave a comment


Also in Shop Good Blog

On Justice & Privilege

June 09, 2020 3 min read 1 Comment

A few stories, as I parse through the complexities of privilege & justice…


Growing Up Together

When I was in Bangladesh, we visited a village outside of Jashore (a city in which Basha has a production centre, where I visited a brothel) to call on some homes of women who sew blankets for Basha

We spent time visiting in Dhomina’s relatively large home. The space had been expanded to include a separate cooking space — built upon because of the income she earned making kantha for Basha, for us. Amazing!

Read More
How I Learned to Be A Good Cook (With 3 Fail-safe, Versatile Dinner Recipes)

May 29, 2020 7 min read 2 Comments

I've shared my favourite reads in the past, and today I'm sharing some faves to cook.

This is not a cooking blog (obviously) and I haven't styled any plates or hired any food photographers. I am no expert, but I do cook great food. This assertion is not self-congratulatory! I have little (no) inherent skill and I attribute all of my good cooking to 1) other people's excellent recipes, 2) access to fresh, reliable, & varied food, and 3) time (ie. the time I currently have currently to cook AND the many years of practice).

Read More
A dignify/basha update during the pandemic

May 15, 2020 4 min read 1 Comment

What is happening with dignify?

How are the women in Bangladesh doing?

What impact has the coronavirus pandemic had on what you're doing?

These are all questions I have received over the last two months, so here are some updates.

Read More