This fabric comes from the Weaving Destination social enterprise. It is handwoven and made from 100% organic cotton. There might be slight irregularities in the fabric due to the handweaving process.
The fabric is a lovely pinstripe with purple/mauve, orange and white colours. There is border of larger stripes on one side and a border of smaller stripes on the other selvedge.
Measurement: This listing is for ONE METRE of fabric 45" inches wide, please purchase more if you would like additional metres of fabric.
Care Instructions: Machine wash with cold water and iron.
Weaving Destination was set up as a women's weaving collective in the Assam, Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) of Northeastern India. The aim is to provide a source of financial independence for vulnerable indigenous Bodo women in the region, many of whom are survivors of trafficking, migrant returnees or are affected by HIV/AIDS. The social enterprise was started as an income generation project through a charity organization/NGO, the NEDAN Foundation (www.nedan.in). It builds upon the weaving tradition and availability of home-based weaving looms in the Bodo communities in the region.
Today Weaving Destination includes weaving centers in remote villages of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Kokrajhar, Assam; collectives of home-based weavers; a sewing unit; and a group of females trained in yarn extraction. Besides over 300 women supported through the Weaving Destination, many more have been trained and are employed in the sewing unit and yarn extraction process. Engaging and empowering women - economically and socially - feeds back to empowering families and communities they belong to. The Weaving Destination is a social enterprise primarily for creating employment and livelihood opportunity for ethnic, indigenous local women. NEDAN Foundation - the charity organization, on the other hand, with a few international grants and revenue generated from the Weaving Destination works towards other significant issues in the area such as child protection, education, health, peace building and overall community development aspects in the villages the women come from and where the weaving centers have been established.
Proceeds from the sale of this fabric will go to the women weavers employed by Weaving Destination and to the NEDAN Foundation for their work with women and families in Northeastern India.
All items are normally shipped within 1-3 business days of order placement. Shipping is normally handled via Royal Mail. We can add tracking to your package but this will normally double the shipping cost. Please contact us BEFORE payment so that we can figure out the right amount.
In the UK, parcels are normally delivered within 5 business days, and U.S.A./international deliveries take 6-14 business days, though delays can occur due to postal or border service procedures. I recommend expecting your shipment to arrive in 2-3 weeks, especially if you are an international buyer. For faster shipping methods, please contact us BEFORE purchase, so we can adjust shipping costs accordingly.
Contact me for a quote on combined shipping discounts which may be available, but depends on location, shipping method, etc.
If a buyer opts for an uninsured mode of shipping, Weaving Destination is not responsible for items/packages lost or damaged during or after shipment, or delays in shipping time due to customs, etc. Buyers are reminded that they are responsible for paying any customs-related duties or taxes related to their parcels.
Payment can made via Paypal and should be made immediately upon purchase. Please contact us prior to purchasing if you would like to pay with another method.
Returns & exchanges
Your satisfaction is important to us. If you are not satisfied with your purchase or transaction, please contact us to see if we can solve the issue. We will accept returns for flawed items and will give you a similar product in return. We will not offer cash refunds for returns.
We are open to custom orders and wholesale orders. Please email us with your ideas and we will consider your request. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfill a custom or wholesale order but we would like to hear from you if you are interested and we will do our best to fulfill your needs.