We are proud of our quilts for being the BEST quality of kantha on the market, made in exceptional working conditions.
Our kantha baby blankets are made with the highest standards of quality: the cloth is thick & supple, the hand-quilting is straight & consistent, the edges are finished & clean. In addition, the care & dignity paid to the artisan women is unmatched, exceeding fair trade standards.
Kantha (meaning: “patched cloth”) refers to both the tradition of producing these unique, quilted items (the act of making something useful and beautiful out of discarded items), as well as the craft & stitch itself (a small, straight running stitch in Bengali embroidery).
We've seen many vintage kantha quilts & other "indian sari" quilts available. We're confident: dignify's baby blankets are the best.
For one: nobody wants poor quality. The labor that is involved in hand-stitching a kantha throw means that for the best profit, something has been sacrificed: either the quality of the stitch (less dense, sloppier, incomplete edges), the quality of the sari cloth (less attractive patterns, fewer layers, thinner quilt), or the treatment of the seamstresses (low pay, no or fewer benefits, longer hours, no childcare). Unfortunately, we have seen these poor quality products at both the lowest & highest price points of kantha quilts.
We sacrifice nothing, choosing only the best sari cloth, matching them in thoughtful designs, executing the stitch with excellence, and treating our artisan workers with the utmost of dignity, respect, and sustainable wages & benefits. There is simply no better place to purchase kantha baby blankies!