Personal connections ❤️ it is the greatest privilege to work directly with the weavers and bridge the connection between Ghana and you ❤️ when I met the first Collective with Dorcas in July 2017, I had never dreamed of starting a basket business but I was so totally blown away by their talent, warmth and purpose that I asked them to send 20 baskets. The more I learned of the weavers and their lives (and the more baskets we saw!), the more passionate I became about making Mmaa a reality. 20 baskets turned into 200 and I heard last week that they want to make 1,000 sanitary pad kits next year! Good news for us is that means we are set to bring 1,000 beautiful baskets to you in 2019! When personal connections to people drive you, the future is dazzling ✨ ❤️✨Please meet Doris weaving in the new collective at Vea with sweet Caroline by her side. At 26, Doris has four children and lives in a remote rural area- floods last summer cut off the road to Bolgatanaga and turned a 15 minute drive into an hour drive. Weaving allows her to stay with her children as she works ❤️#meetthemaker#fashionrevolution#whomademyclothes#artisanal#buysocial#positivefashion#handwoven#sustainablefashion
This stunning silk scarf is the one of our return to crowdfunding campaign. It hand woven, 100% mulberry silk, shibori dye.
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Try our bath towel, made of pure cotton, hand woven and natural dye.
One of our return for the crowdfunding, Please get the link below to grab one of this.
RawSilk #Saree with #TempleBorder . Please scroll down t my post of today for the entire saree photograph
Presenting in the next few series, beautiful #RawSilk#Saris wit #Temple Borders. The first post shows a Mustard golden coloured saree with contrasting Blue temple border and Pallu and a silver zari stripe.
In sericulture. Silk containing sericin is called raw silk. The gummy substance, affording protection during processing, is retained in Raw Silk .
It is considered to be the oldest and the finest fabrics across the world. According to Indian History, this shimmering fabric traces its roots of origin and existence way back to the Indus Valley Civilization. However, countries like China also showcased the essence of this fiber during 2570 BC, but Asian countries did trace out archaeological discoveries of this unique fabric. This civilization believed to have invested their efforts and harvested majorly on these silken cocoons and traded vast amount of raw silk.
Today India is considered to be the second largest manufacturer of raw silk with China capturing the first position. Major states of India have taken over almost 97 % of the production. Many cities like Bhagalpur and Pochampally are popular for Raw Silk production. . Even today every essence of this fiber is aesthetically dyed and woven manually with intrinsic Silver threads entwined into the fabric.
There a are few basic differences between raw silk and traditional silk. The primary difference is that raw silk is silk containing a gummy substance called sericin. Some of the sericin is removed by boiling the silk in soap and water. Raw silk has a nubby and rougher surface than traditional silk. The fiber used to make raw silk is shorter than traditional silk and this also contributes to its unique texture. ( Source: from the weaver we are working with for Raw silk and the Internet )