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Loomed from luxuriously soft, 100% Tanzanian cotton, each piece is dyed by hand and woven on traditional wooden looms by a women's co-operative in rural Tanzania. Perfect to use as a bed-spread, throw or blanket to add indulgent textures to your home.
This throw is completely hand woven by a women's co-operative in rural Tanzania. Founded in 1983 to help impoverished female school leavers in rural areas of Tanzania where higher education for girls is typically not a high priority, The Women Weavers Association comprises a school to train the weavers, a loom production unit to build the essential equipment, a dying unit to produce the dye for the yarn, and a shop where the products are sold. All of their materials are woven from 100% Tanzanian cotton that is grown and spun in the country and each piece is dyed by hand in their workshop.
The group is made up of 35 women weavers who produce everything by hand. In 1993 the project became a workers cooperative owned and governed by the women who are its members. The women benefit and share the profits they make amongst themselves. Each member benefits in proportion to her contribution to production and sales.
Materials: 100% Cotton
Sizing: 145 x 235cm
Our Tanzanian throws are made using 100% Tanzanian cotton. They can be machine washed on your coolest cycle (30 degrees and below). The cotton will become softer with every wash. Due to the nature of the weave you'll need to be careful when machine washing them. Always place them inside a delicates bag or pillowcase to avoid any snagging.
Always wash with similar colours and iron on a medium heat.
They are not suitable for tumble drying or dry cleaning, please leave your textiles to dry naturally.
Avoid placing them in direct sunlight as this may cause the dye to fade slightly.