Get on a fair trade wavelength! This beautiful silk and cotton-blend scarf is handwoven and dyed to get a beautiful white wave running through its deep, rich base color.
Made in Vietnam by women at Au Lac, which provides sustainable employment to some of the most economically disadvantaged artisans in the country. These opportunities are changing lives for women, families, and communities.
- 50% silk, 50% cotton
- 72" L x 22" W (182.9 x 55.9
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Vietnam
Au Lac Designs is a fair trade organization in Vietnam that helps traditional craft producers develop their small businesses and create sustainable development for the rural poor. They have worked with craft producers for over ten years in a development capacity, building their experience in exporting to international markets and their understanding of international market demands design, quality control and production management - all the while ensuring business training and fair trade principles are implemented. Au Lac Designs is a fair trade business to business company that provides the best quality Vietnamese products to the international marketplace.
Au Lac works with many craft communities in Vietnam producing jewelry made of horn, bags and clothing made of silk or recycled materials, ceramic pieces, carved wood items, and many more. Their buffalo horn jewelry is made by hand, and is a process where first the material is heated, flattened, carved, sanded, polished, and then is crafted into cuffs, earrings, and necklaces. All horn items are made out of the buffalo’s by-products, therefore it is not harmed in any way. Following a tradition where all animal parts are used after death, nothing goes to waste.
By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.
This is my fourth scarf purchase and I was happy to receive the package in a timely manner but not happy to find that the scarf was heavyweight feeling more like a rough cotton rather than the 50/50 silk cotton blend that it claimed to be. I had hoped to wear it as an accessory for summer like the other three silk/cotton scarves but it is so heavy that I will be hot so I will put it away - not at all what it claimed to be and was also missing the materials and manufacture label of the other three scarves - so I doubt it is in fact the same silk/cotton 50/50 blend. So disappointed - especially since I needed the blue color.