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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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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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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kantha on a lazy sunday morning

kantha quilt throw bed

Who wouldn’t want to wake up like this on a Sunday morning?
Vibrant colours, handmade with lots of love and patience. Doesn’t that make you feel happy when you wake up?
A suitable colour for any interior can be found in our collection kantha sari blankets & throws

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travelling to Moghul Bangladesh with Mohur

choto katra dhaka 1880

Sometimes you come across something so striking you want to share the experience, so that’s what I’ll do today. I’d like to take you to Bangladesh, not present day Bangladesh, but Moghul era Bangladesh (1526-1858).

Dhaka became the capital of the Moghul province of Bengal in 1608. It was one of the largest and most prosperous cities of the Indian subcontinent and the center of the worldwide muslin trade. During this era the part of Dhaka now called Puran Dhaka (Old Dhaka) was built.

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fair wear friday #3 & warm sweater day

fair wear friday tulsi crafts ruby lee monkee genes

Today is not only fair wear friday, but also warm sweater day (in The Netherlands). I feel the cold and don’t like turning up the heating, so for me it’s always warm sweater day. Except maybe for sweltering summer days 😉 Adding to that I’ve just bought this great sweater, so let me tell you more about it.

Once a month I participate in ‘Fair Wear Friday’ on this blog. On the other Fridays I’ll let you know on Instagram how fair my outfit of that day is,

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cuddle up! new collection kantha sari baby blankets

kantha sari baby blankets

Just in time before the chill of autumn, a new collection of kantha sari baby blankets has arrived at Tulsi Crafts. Wonderfully soft and warm, these blankets have been used by mothers in Bengal for centuries.

They also make a lovely gift for a baby shower.

Vintage saris

Vintage saris are given a second life with these kantha blankets.

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washing advice for kantha sari blankets & scarves

kantha washing advice silk and cotton blankets throws scarves

kantha washing advice

cotton:
Cotton kantha blankets and scarves can be washed in the washing machine, 30°C delicate cycle.

silk:
Silk kantha blankets and scarves are best taken to the dry cleaner. Since many different types of silk are sourced for our products, we can’t guarantee washing will maintain the quality of the silk.

drying:
Please don’t put your kantha products in the tumble dryer.

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