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 They are made with reclaimed sari cloth that has been discarded by the producers for flaws, color variation, outdated patterns, or as a remnant.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...
A little behind-the-scenes insight here...
As a store owner, there are loads of resources out in the wilds of the internet, ostensibly to help me succeed in my business. Did you know that I start hearing about Black Friday (as in "are you prepared to break through on Black Friday?") in the summer?
It is SO EASY to find ourselves as consumers in the maelstrom of other people's (and corporations') marketing efforts, and not even remember how we got there, or even notice these (very intentional) forces working away on us.
Here are some actions we can take now to simplify the noise before the noisiest time of the shopping year:
I shared on Instagram recently a post that Gretchen Rubin had written (taking concepts from her book, The Happiness Project), entitled,
I've written a lot over the years about spending wisely, thoughtfully, holding back, slowing down, and really considering, "Do I want to spend money on this [insert item, service, etc. here]?" I still think that this line of thinking is crucial — a necessary counter to the bombardment of our culture towards buy-buy-buy.
But, Gretchen was tackling the question from a different angle: yes, being thoughtful; but, actually with a focus on the positives of actually spending the money.
7 years after starting dignify... I have booked a trip to travel to Bangladesh for the first time. I am excited & apprehensive, and while I won't be public about dates (it is sometime in the coming 6 months), I want to share some details of the journey (and my process of getting this trip going) with you.