First, the “heart” of the product:
Our kantha double quilts are so much more than a blanket. By the creation of these beautiful blankets, the makers are now employed in work that brings dignity and livelihood and a brighter future. It is providing the women a fair wage, support, childcare, and ongoing education. Often these women were victims of trafficking and were at risk of, or are leaving, sex work. The blankets take days to make (average of 5-6 days or 46 hours) and signify a new beginning. You are truly buying so much more than a blanket.
Now, the “details” of the product:
Kantha blankets are six layers of vintage saris, carefully hand-stitched together by women in Bangladesh using a traditional kantha stitch. Read more about “kantha” here.
- Large throws are approximately full/double sized: 2 m x 2 m (6'8" x 6'8")
All blankets are made of 100% reclaimed cotton sari cloth.
The Bohemian Collective sources all kantha product through “Basha”. Read more about Basha and their mission here.
Each blanket is truly one-of-a-kind with it’s own unique variations.