copper interior accessories: meet the makers

makers home accessories copper interior

Our special collection of copper interior accessories is made in India. We’d like to tell you a little bit more about the makers and show you how these products are made. For the design an production of the collection consisting of copper bowls and tea light holders we work together with Studio Coppre from India.

They design and produce copper interior accessories. The artisans they work with are highly skilled in traditional copper work.

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jamdani, traditional art of weaving from Dhaka

dhakai jamdani weaving

Jamdani is a traditional form of weaving that originated in Dhaka. It’s a sheer cotton fabric with vivid patterns woven on a handloom. Unesco recognises jamdani as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Technique

Weaving jamdani takes a lot of time, because the motifs are very intricate. Weavers create the motifs directly on the loom using the discontinuous weft technique. This means they insert an extra weft thread to weave the motifs with.

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cruelty free merino wool for our scarves

merino sheep cruelty free merino wool

We only use cruelty free merino wool for our collection of woolen scarves. Unfortunately we know a lot of merino wool is produced under cruel circumstances. Merino sheep in Australia are often mulesed. Let’s explain a bit more about the practice of mulesing and also about how our wool is mulesing-free.

Mulesing is the removing of skin around the buttocks of sheep. Unfortunately this is often done without pain relief measures, so that can be pretty painful for the sheep.

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to the happiness of words: notebook in Happinez Magazine

notebook carnet d'ecriture happinez magazine

Such a poetic text on our notebook in Happinez Magazine. Everything sounds more beautiful in French.

Au bonheur des mots
Ce ravissant carnet d’écriture en jute recyclé recouvert de sari en soie jaune agrémentée de motifs floraux doux et poétiques sera le confident de vos rêves éveillés, de vos plus beaux poèmes, de vos collages… Toutes ces petites graines de créativité que nous relisons avec plaisir des années après.

To the happiness of words
This delightful notebook from recycled jute is covered with a yellow silk sari with soft and poetic flower motifs will be the confidant of your day dreams,

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baby blanket in happinez happi home: embroidered with heart

baby quilt couverture matelassee happinez magazine

Our baby blanket in Happinez! The French Happi Home, a special edition of Happinez Magazine, published a wonderful article on our kantha sari quilts.

Brodeé avec le coeur
Au Bengale, les femmes assemblent et brodent d’anciens saris pour donner naissance à ces sublimes couvertures matelassées. Tulsi Crafts travaille avec une ONG pour leur garantir un revenue équitable.

Embroidered with heart
In Bengal women put together and embroider old saris and give life to these sublime quilted blankets.

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scarf in Happinez Magazine, soft and supple

kantha khadi scarf in happinez magazine

Such a wonderful article on our kantha khadi scarf in Happinez Magazine!

Barcode
The technique used to embroider this scarf is from Bengal and consists of rows of running stitches. For the triangle pattern two tones of pink have been used. The fabric is spun and woven in India and is called khadi. Wears wonderfully soft and supple. For € 79,95 via tulsicrafts.nl

These scarves are made in India,

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kantha sari blanket in an authentic interior with vtwonen

quilt throw kantha sari blanket vtwonen magazine

vtwonen, a leading Dutch magazine on interior design, gets inspiration for summery houses. They recommend Tulsi Crafts’ kantha sari blankets for an authentic and raw interior.

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elegant, original en ethical; bag in happinez magazine france

fairtrade tote bag inde equitable happinez france

 

Brodé d’amour
Créé en 2012 par Margot, une jeune femme prête a se lancer dans une aventure pleine de sens, Tulsi Crafts propose des accessoires réalisés avec amour et attention par les mains de leurs créatrices. Élégant, original et équitable, ce tote-bag est habillé de magnifiques broderies entrelacées de la tribu Banjara, de la région ouest de Gujarat. Tote with vintage embroidery Banjara.

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ethical bag from indigo blue jute in roots magazine

ethical bag indigo blue jute roots magazine

Over the shoulder
This ethical bag is good company for a day at the beach or a trip to the market. Made from natural and indigo blue jute, woven by hand, has a zipped closure and an internal compartment. Click here for more info.

Take a look at all our ethical bags here.

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kantha quilts and scarves: meet the makers

Kantha quilts makers tulsi crafts india fair trade

Embroidery, it may sound like a bit of a boring hobby to some of us. But in India and Bangladesh it can be a skill of vital importance. In Bengal embroidering with the traditional kantha stitch is passed from mother to daughter. They traditionally make kantha quilts for their families using this technique. We use this skill together with a local NGO of keep women out of slavery.

Slavery is still a big problem,

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