Handmade Silk Wraps From Sri Lanka
Stunning wraps to suit all seasons made by Barefoot in Sri Lanka.
They can be used around the waist as a sarong, around the neck to keep warm or if you are feeling very extravagant on your table to show off your culinary talents. Limitless possibilities.
A little history about how these beautiful wraps are made:
~ Barefoot Story ~
The Barefoot story began in Sri Lanka, in 1962, when talented artist, colourist, designer and entrepreneur, Barbara Sansoni, began working, almost exclusively, with women in rural communities. Whilst Barefoot is now run by Mrs Sansoni's son - Dominic - her eye for colour and design is still very much part of all new designs.
For over 50 years the Barefoot family has provided training and fair wages to its workers and an environment conducive to creativity.
Sansoni textiles are inspired by the vivid land and seascapes, foliage and wildlife of Sri Lanka. Cottons are hand dyed into olourful yarns, created using Cibacron F/FN Swiss dyes, dried in the sun and then hand woven into glorious fabrics and transformed by Barefoot’s designers in innovative and unexpected ways, to create exquisite clothes, toys, bags and home wares.
Goods are produced in village workshops, close to the homes of the weavers and sewers and even though Barefoot now exports to over 30 countries, nothing is mass produced.
No child labour is used. There are no factories and no production lines.
Barefoot teaches the skills and strives for quality from its staff; each product is made from start to finish by one artisan, who is responsible for the quality of the final product.
The range has expanded over the years, but remains timeless and instantly recognisable.
Quite simply, Barefoot designs are iconic; once seen, never forgotten.
All Barefoot products are made from cotton, cotton and silk or wool yarn. All fibres are natural and, therefore, biodegradable. They are also washable, preferably on a hand wash cycle.
POSTAGE AND PACKAGING
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