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Ripple Effect Scarf

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A feathery blend of cotton and silk make our scarf sumptuously soft and dreamy to wear. Delicious colors brighten your wardrobe -- and your whole day.

  • Cotton / cruelty-free raw silk
  • Hand wash in cold water; lay flat to dry
  • 71" L x 23.5" W (180 x 60 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Vietnam

Silk is collected from cocoons whose moth inhabitants have already begun to emerge, with small holes being cut to enable the moths to emerge without having eaten through too much of the cocoon. The moths live and the workers collect the empty cocoons for use in spinning raw silk fiber.

Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!

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Review count: 24

Recent reviews:

February 21, 2015 - I purchased this scarf in silver for myself and in purple for a friend. I liked them so much I wanted to keep both!

January 15, 2015 - Beautiful scarfs. I have it in silver but I purchased the red & purple as gifts. My mom & sister love them as well. Just be careful because it snags very easily.

January 13, 2015 - Beautiful colors (all 3 different scarves!) Great quality and happy to help such a wonderful cause! Thank you! Will order more!

January 10, 2015 - Beautiful, elegant material. Very lightweight so more an accessory than for warmth. True to color in photos (I have blue and gold).

January 10, 2015 - Very pretty. I'm very happy with it.

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Artisan: Craftbeauty

Artisan Craftbeauty

Artisan Diu

In Hanoi, Vietnam, where most people are raised to be farmers, there aren't a lot of vocational opportunities outside of agriculture. One stroke of bad luck can wipe out a year's worth of hard work -- drought or flood can destroy the year's crops, and the year's income. A lot of farmland is being purchased by developers of apartment buildings, leaving many farmers with no land, no vocational skills, and no source of income.

Craftbeauty is a fair trade craft organization that provides skills and a steady source of income to disadvantaged women who wouldn't otherwise have any options, including farming women, and women with disabilities. In Vietnam only about 15% of disabled persons receive training in vocational skills, and many end up unemployed and very poor. Craftbeauty offers these women (between the ages of 18 and 40 years old) a chance to learn about silk weaving, tailoring, embroidery, fashion, and quality control, and pays almost double the Vietnamese national livable wage. In addition to giving them a source of income, a skill set, and a safe workplace, these positions help the women retain their dignity, self worth, and confidence.

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