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  • FOLKDAYS - Anan Cushion Cover (without filling)

    £54.00Price

    Artisans: Ayesha Abed Foundation

    Country: Bangladesh

    Material: 100% cotton

    Size: 50cm x 50cm 

     

    The Anan Cushion Cover has been hand-stitched by women such as Rubya Begum who can make a living from her handicraft since she started working for the Ayesha Abed Foundation. The technique they use to make the beautiful pattern is called Kantha. Kantha originates from the way in which Bengali housewives mended old clothes by taking out a strand of thread from the colourful border of their saris and making simple designs with it. Even today this craft is an important artistic mean of self-expression for both urban and rural women in Bangladesh. 

    • PRODUCT INFO

      FOLKDAYS business model is geared at creating social impact through sustainable business in three ways.

      Decent income

      Decent income allows craftspeople to preserve and promote their traditional handicraft tradition and cultural heritage. 

      We buy directly from our artisans and pay a fair, self-determined price for each product without suppressing wages or encouraging dumping. Unlike most other fashion labels, we often also pay our producers in advance to relieve them of having to shoulder raw material and production costs. Finally, we connect our artisans to other buyers and explicitly do not reserve the right to be the sole buyer of jointly developed products, thereby allowing them to independently grow their business.

      Social business support

      Our producers are hand-picked for the quality of their craft as well as alignment with our values. We work with many women-run businesses, indigenous peoples and support a variety of social businesses in places like India, Cambodia or Peru. 

      At FOLKDAYS, Made in Bangladesh or Made in Ethiopia does not stand for below-minimum wages and exploitation. We provide additional fair income and self-determined, flexible, part-time work to subsistence farmers, mothers, and people in remote communities.

      Shaping the discourse and values in fashion

      Our fair fashion, accessories and interior items do not follow short term trends and are designed to last. Far from the fast fashion hype, we hope that we can awaken your appreciation for quality materials and bring you joy without creating a need for overconsumption.

      You also won't find us announcing a sale. Our prices reflect the true value of a high quality, handcrafted product to which we add a 50% markup that allows us to pay our staff and run a profitable business. We are transparent about this, because we want you to be conscious about and this idea with every product you buy.

    • SHIPPING INFO

      Shipping with in Europe in 5-7 business days

    • RETURN & REFUND POLICY

      Of course, you have the option to return your order in accordance with the time limits specified in our terms and conditions.
      In order to process returns based on exercising cancellation rights or due to defects, the customer is asked to observe the following:

      1. Please contact us beforehand in the event of a return and send us an email to info.zeroliving@gmail.com. We will send you a DHL label so you don't have any extra costs for your return.

      2. The product must be packed in the original packaging (this applies only in the event of cancellation within the deadline period), otherwise the original shipping container or similar damage-resistant packaging should be used to prevent damage to the original product packaging. All parts of the product must be included.