Blue Petal Merino Wool Scarf
This scarf is beautiful and versatile, natural fibres making this piece soft and comfortable all year round. Each piece is crafted from fine Australian merino wool using environmentally safe dyes.
Measures: 90 x 180cm
Made by: Traditional Textiles
Since 2003 Deborah and Riyaz of Traditional Textiles have spent time working with traditional textile artisan communities in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Kashmir and Gujarat developing textiles designs. Each community specialises in a particular technique like woodblock printing, crewel embroidery or bandhani tie-dyeing. Often the textile techniques and skills are passed from one generation to the next.
Deborah and Riyaz find that by spending time within a particular textile community they gain a better understanding of the technique they want to use in a design. Likewise, the artisans become included in the design process, share their insights and gain an understanding of trends and styles in other markets.
Fair trade practice and sustainability are primary considerations. By encouraging the creation of new products using traditional techniques and quality materials like pashmina, merino wool, cotton, linen and silk they hope skills, that could soon be lost will continue to thrive for future generations.