I want to give this as a gift. Do you have gift wrap, or can I include a card or note?
We do not include a receipt or packing list with our blankets, so no worries there. Each blanket also includes a card that tells the story of the blanket, as well as washing instructions.
Every blanket we send is wrapped in brown paper tissue & twine: nice enough to send directly to any gift recipient. If you would like to include a message or greeting, write it in the notes upon checkout; we’d be happy to include it. If you have multiple different gifts you’d like wrapped separately, you can purchase additional gift wrapping here.
Can I return or exchange?
Yes, we will refund (less shipping) any returns, if you contact us within 5 days of receipt. You are responsible for returning the item domestically to MT (in USA) or AB (in Canada).
In the case of an exchange, you are responsible for the return shipping of your item as well as the new one to you. If you are in doubt or have additional questions on any item, feel free to contact us.
How warm/heavy are the blankets? What do they feel like?
We have been told that the kantha quilts are a perfect, versatile warmth: not too heavy in the summer, great to wrap around your body, fold on your lap (for double thickness & more warmth), or cover from shoulders to toes. They are perfect for travel, as they pack fairly small and are lightweight, but warm and cozy on an airplane or a long road-trip.
Because the cotton sari cloth is repurposed, the kantha quilts are very, very soft. Imagine a lightweight, muslin fabric, scarf, or swaddle cloth: our blankets are six layers of that soft, thin cloth stitched together.
Our white collection have a heavier weight & thickness than the standard kantha: about 1.6x as heavy.
What about washing them? Are they clean?
The cotton saris are washed before making the blankets, then the finished blanket is washed (without scent) directly before shipping from Bangladesh. The finished silk blend throws are dry cleaned prior to shipping. If there is any remaining scent, simply throw it in the wash (cold, gentle, tumble on low) or hang it out to air (or dry clean for silk blends).
At home, the cotton quilts will not warp or change with washing, nor the heat of a dryer. Gentle and limited washing are recommended to extend the life of the blanket from wear.
How accurate are the colors on the screen?
We try our best to photograph the blankets for accuracy & attractiveness. Colors vary by monitor and screen, so we wouldn’t recommend buying to match a very specific shade (though you’re welcome to send us a paint chip to test in person!)
Most people find that the colors are even more vibrant and beautiful when they receive them. The proportion of blankets we have had returned or exchanged because of color disappointment is around 0.002%.
Prices are in USD, but there is still good news for Canadians...
Shipping within USA & Canada is $6 for orders < $60, $10 for orders > $60.
• What size are the kantha blankets?
All of the kantha blankets are made from reclaimed saris, so the sizing is determined by the size of the original sari:
• What does "kantha" mean?
Read all about "What is Kantha?" here.
• Who made these products?
Many of our items come with a tag that is handwritten or hand-stitched with the artisan's name. BASHA items, including our blankets and metalsmithed jewellery, are crafted by a team of women who were previously trafficked into or otherwise engaged in formal or floating sex work (or at risk), then participated in one year of a training program before being employed in their craft.
• How do the blankets need to be washed?
To maximize the life of your blanket, for cotton items we recommend machine washing on a cold, gentle cycle, then hang drying or tumbling on low. For silk blend throws, dry clean is recommended, though in most cases a spot clean or handwash would be fine, too.
• What will it cost me to ship my items?
In Canada & the USA, Shipping Rates are:
|Total Purchase||Shipping Rate|
|$1 - $60||$6|
We ship in Canada by Canada Post and it takes typically 2-7 business days to arrive. We ship in the USA by USPS and it takes typically 3-7 business days to arrive.
Because of our shipping offices in both Canada & USA, you never have to worry about paying import fees or duty!
• Do you ship internationally?
We have shipped to other international destinations and are currently working on the best, economical methods for shipping.
For UK, EU, & Australian destinations, 2-3 week tracked shipping is available at the following rates:
|Total Purchase||Shipping Rate|
|Less than $150||$25|
For other international destinations, prices vary based on the size of your order & the desired speed of delivery; please contact us for estimated shipping rates.
• How can I pay for my items?
We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. We also accept Paypal payments.
• What kind of money are we talking about here?
Prices are listed in $USD
• Returns & Exchanges Policy
If you receive something from dignify and you don't love it, you can return it for a refund (less the shipping) if you contact us within 5 days of receipt. You will be responsible for returning the item to us domestically in Calgary, AB (if you are in Canada) or Sweet Grass, MT (in USA).
Please keep in mind that many of our items are made of reclaimed or repurposed items. The materials that are used have been controlled for quality, but please expect variations and imperfections. If this is a concern, please contact us with any further questions about specific items before buying. We're happy to provide additional inspections or answer questions over the phone or via email.