Blankets handmade by women. Women handmade by God.
That’s the hidden tagline behind Hand&Cloth, a textile company working with impoverished women in Bangladesh to globally market and sell kantha blankets hand made in a tradition of family. Originally, these blankets were made from wealthy women’s old saris and hand-stitched together by women who traded their own wares (usually pots and pans) for the old saris. At night, these women would sell the up-cycled sari blankets to whoever would have them and use the money for their families.