kantha sari throws in happinez magazine

kantha sari throws surprise tulsi crafts happinez magazine

Surprise
Give your interior a different look in a flash with the stunningly beautiful throws by Tulsi Crafts: because both sides are different. Made in Bangladesh from recycled saris. A look at the website is worth it: there are many different colours, motifs and combinations.

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new shoulder bag ‘sita belta’

shoulder bag jute crochet recycled seatbelt

Our new shoulder bag is made from crocheted jute and lined with a recycled sari. De shoulder strap is made from a recycled seat belt.
Made by a women’s cooperative from Bangladesh.

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new spring collection kantha sari throws and scarves

kantha sari blankets new collection SS15

Lots of kantha sari blankets and scarves have arrived here at Tulsi Crafts. It’s always a wonderful surprise to unpack them and see what beautiful saris the women in Bangladesh have found. This time it clearly shows spring is on its way 🙂

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recycled silk sari throw in viva magazine

tulsi crafts viva throw made of recycled silk saris

Viva magazine published an item on a beautiful, comfortable home. Filled with colour, nature and recycled materials. On the associated shopping page they featured a recycled silk sari throw from tulsi crafts.

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bags made from recycled cement sacks in one world magazine

tulsi crafts one world recycled cement sacks bag

one world magazine made a selection of bags for every occasion, holiday or school!

cement sack
Made from an old cement sack, this bag is stronger than you might think. Women without many opportunities can generate a fair income by making them.

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kantha love!

kantha love sari blanket quilt throw deken

we love kantha!

Intense colours, handwoven silks, fine embroidery, intricate patterns, cheerful hand block prints, soft cotton.
Tulsi’s partners in Bangladesh buy the most beautiful vintage saris to make them into throws, blankets, scarves and cushions.
The colours lighten up your house and your mood!

unique

All kantha products are made by hand and are one of a kind. Every kantha has stories to tell,

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Is it a scarf? A wrap? Or a dress? It’s a shrug!

silk sari shrug scarf

7 ways to wear a shrug

Is it a scarf? A wrap? Or a dress? It’s a shrug! A shrug is essentially a big shawl with armholes. That means there are many ways to wear a shrug. As a wrap, a loose jacket or a wrap dress. I’ll show you seven ways to wear a shrug below.

You can wear the shrug open, as a simple shawl.

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kantha sari scarves in happinez magazine

tulsi crafts scarves in happinez magazine

Second life, that’s what Happinez Magazine named Tulsi Crafts’ kantha sari scarves. A second life for the saris, that’s for sure, because all scarves are made from upcycled saris from Bangladesh. But to me even more important; also a second life for the makers of these scarves.

The scarves are made in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. When I travelled there in 2012, I was specifically looking for kantha blankets,

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Tulsi in Wonderland

scarf silk sari kantha caterpillar

The first time I travelled to Bangladesh was in the summer of 2011. The trip felt like a discovery of a strange world to me. Bangladesh is different in so many aspects from our own world. Just like Alice, sometimes I felt very small and sometimes very large. Small and powerless when faced with poverty on such an enormous scale, large and conspicuous when we couldn’t find our way again and everyone wanted to help (and take a look at us).

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Ban made in Bangladesh? Fair fashion is the alternative!

newspaper krant van de aarde 2013

Lynsey Dubbeld from Mode voor Morgen (fashion for tomorrow) has written an article on fair fashion from Bangladesh for the De Krant van de Aarde. She mentions Tulsi Crafts an an example of a label that trades fairly with Bangladesh, guaranteeing fair working conditions and a decent wage.

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