Our shelves are full of new mini kantha blankets!
If you've never felt one of our blankets, I would describe them as very, very soft. Imagine a lightweight, muslin fabric, scarf, or swaddle cloth: our blankets are six layers of that soft, thin cloth stitched together. They make a perfectly cuddly "blankie", a lap blanket, or a pop of color for a room. If you have felt one, write a review and share what you think with the rest of us!
We've also added 20 new silk blend / "luxe" throw blankets. They are made with reclaimed sari cloth that has been discarded by the producers for flaws, color variation, outdated patterns, or as a remnant. The specific composition is unknown, and each unique blanket varies in feel.
Generally speaking, they are more structured and thick than the cotton throws. Some have cloth that is more slippery, some are more stiff. These ones are less cozy and more like stunning statements for the end of a bed or over a chair. It is difficult to capture the richness of the jewel colors, the iridescence, or the brilliance of the embroidered borders in photographs, but every time I shoot them, I am in awe of their beauty.
Pssst... our newwhite kantha are comingvery soon in bedding & throw sizes...
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).
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.
It's too early to know, or comment on, the economic fallout from COVID-19.
Part of what I have personally found overwhelming is the cacophony of varied economic experiences:
Many people are jobless, have had income interrupted, or lost big in the market; others are flush with cash that they would have otherwise spent on restaurants, gym memberships, commuting, and travel. Some businesses and restaurants are shuttered or declaring bankruptcy; while trampolines, puzzles, & Peletons are back-ordered and meal-prep services can't keep up.
One truth that is indisputable: the economy local to our area is immensely valuable.