A grape stripe scarf made from a mix of a soft linen/silk blend and slubby pure silk with tassels at each end.
Hand-woven through a Fair Trade project in Vietnam using 30% linen/70% 'tassel' silk and coloured using eco friendly AZO free dyes.
Hand wash cold recommended.
80cm wide x 180cm long.
Manumit believes that communication and a strong interest in their suppliers is paramount to a strong business relationship. Their scarves are made in Vietnam by an organisation who’s mission is to produce and sell Vietnamese handicraft products that are made under fair trade conditions. They work towards expanding their customer base so that they can in turn expand workshop capacity, which helps to provide more secure and decent employment opportunities to disadvantaged women and farmers. They provide life changing training in tailoring skills and bring smiles to these two extremely marginalised groups in society.
All Manumit scarves are hand woven in Vietnam using only 100% tassel silk. This is where the silk worm has left the cocoon before it is spun and therefore does not die in the silk process, making it suitable for vegetarians. All scarves are coloured using eco friendly AZO free dyes.
Manumit Fair Trade was founded by a husband and wife team in 2005, after the Make Poverty History campaign captured their imaginations. Shocked by "ethical" factories in Asia and born from the desire to help others and create an alternative and fairer way of doing business, Manumit is encouraging an ethical fashion which sets the trend for more trade than aid.
In 2016 the original founders passed the business on to established Fair Trade brand Just Trade who are looking forward to developing it further in line with the original principles.