Intricate designs cover this one-size fits all robe. It features patterns of olive, blue, and cream. Artisans create the design on this comfortable robe using block-printing, a labor-intensive method of hand-printing fabric. Artisans use a wooden block featuring the hand-carved design, add dye to that and then imprint the cloth. The artisan moves from left to right, putting the block into the dye and then stamping the entire cloth. This process continues until the designs and colors cover the fabric.
About Ten Thousand Villages
For more than 60 years, Ten Thousand Villages has served as a fair trade retailer, working with more than 130 artisan groups from nearly 40 countries. It has pioneered the fair trade industry to help break the cycle of poverty.
The non-profit social enterprise:
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