We are very grateful to have so many businesses joining us in our mission and helping us with fundraising. This week we are proud to have the support of Bebe Sachi, maker of exquisite hand loomed baby wraps which are produced in Bangladesh under fair trade conditions.
Using traditional weaving methods, Bebe Sachi is reviving a dying art of handloomed fabrics to produce exquisite baby wraps. For centuries, Bangladesh’s fine handwoven fabrics were highly sought after by European courts but the advent of industrial looms set this industry on its path to decline. Bebe Sachi started this project with the aim to build a community of people who share our passion for sustainability, preserving cultural craftsmanship and art forms, and for giving weavers the dignity of work.
All Bebe Sachi wraps are loomed with love and respect by a community of weavers. Their signature line, the Khadi wrap, is woven from handspun natural cotton by creative artisans in the same tradition as fabrics once made for European courts and worn by Mahatma Gandhi. By keeping your babies close in these lovely creations, you’ll help preserve a legacy of fine craftsmanship and rich cultural heritage.
Bebe Sachi is committed to saving the dying art of traditional hand weaving. This social enterprise works to raise money for many initiatives involving supporting parents with baby wearing, breastfeeding and include raising money for child related charities.
Check out this auction for their very rare and beautiful Senjakala Ring Sling, ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to Lift Me Up: Babywearing to Thrive to help us provide ergonomic carriers to families who have children with special needs. Auction is running Wed August 6, 2014 - Sun August 10, 2014.
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Bebe Sachi auction benefiting Lift Me Up: Babywearing to Thrive[/caption]
Here are some details provided by Bebe Sachi:
The Senjakala Ring Sling is a very limited edition khadi hybrid. It was never released for sale in the Northern Hemisphere! It is a tribute to twilight khadi and jati. It uses the same variegated brown/natural yarns for the wefts as Jati.
♥ Exclusive & Luxurious Handloom Cotton with exquisite design/pattern
♥ 100% cotton. Material is soft, cool, comfortable, breathable, durable, resilient and ideal for use in all climates
♥ Suitable for newborns and can be worn up to toddlerhood
♥ Provides just the right support for comfortable carrying
♥ Length: 200cm
♥ Width: 74cm (29 inches)
♥ Fabric is washable by hand or machine. Wash separately and place in a mesh bag or pillow case if machine washed.
♥ We use only high quality Aluminium rings from Slingrings.com
NOTE: Because these are handloom, there may be small irregularities which is expected in hand--woven fabric such as uneven weaving, colour/mild shade variations, knots, slubs, runaway threads all of which are natural characteristics of handwoven fabrics. These are NOT defects and does not affect the quality.
All raw materials used are natural and environmental friendly.
Bebe Sachi Ring Slings are manufactured under fair trade practices. By purchasing this product, you are assisting the formation and sustainability of economically viable groups.
Photos and information courtesy of BebeSachi.com
Posted on Fri, August 8, 2014