These stunning fair trade cotton throws were handloomed by a women’s collective in Southern Morocco.
Soft 100% cotton with simple designs and tasseled ends add elegance to a couch, chair, bed, or wrap around your neck for a cozy oversized scarf.
Approximately 70” x 40”
Each piece arrives to you carefully wrapped with handmade notes about its origin, passing on a personal connection and adding a uniqueness to the shopping (or gifting) experience.
It is still uncommon for women to be a part of the workforce in Morocco. Family and tradition often discourage or ban women from taking jobs. If they do work, they are rarely paid a fair wage for their trouble. Recognizing the need, local women have begun small fair trade cooperatives around the country, providing training and fair wage jobs for women. They work with natural materials and traditional practices to craft beautiful pieces. Some of their work is accented by hand made silk “buttons”, a craft developed by Moroccan Jewish women centuries ago. Each piece you buy supports these amazing cooperatives empowering women in rural Morocco, and the continuation of a unique cultural heritage.
Fair trade Hand Loomed Cotton Throw/Oversized Scarf