Meet the Kantha Collection
Kantha Collection produces vibrant, unique throw blankets that achieve amazing results for society and the environment. They come in almost any colour or pattern you could imagine. These truly beautiful items have an even greater purpose. This business is a mixture of artistry, empowerment, and environmentalism.
Empowering Women Through Trade
Bengali kantha making chant:
“Slowly one stitches old cloth. Slowly one travels the path. And slowly one climbs to the top of the mountain.”
The Kantha Collection, which sells handcrafted throws and accessories, are embroidered in the traditional Kantha style. Kantha, meaning scrap cloth, is a type of quilting that Southeast Asian women have practised for centuries. Now they are using this skill to achieve self-sustainability.
Female artisans in India are responsible for producing all Kantha products. They are not sweatshop workers, slave labourers, or domestic servants. They are skilled crafters who support themselves and their families.
Bengali women sewing a Kantha quilt. Photo Credit: Geoff Oliver Bugbee.
Saving the Environment
The Kantha Collection is also doing it’s part to save the environment. By using reclaimed fabrics, the company is limiting fabric waste and preventing textile wastewater pollution — which is one of the largest contributors to Indian water pollution today. Not only are they saving the environment, but each item is truly unique.
Textile factories in India mostly use chemicals and discharge wastewater into municipal drains and river without treatment. Photo credit: M. Govarthan
Buy Kantha Collection, Support Their Causes
The Kantha Collection is continuously working to expand their product line to also include furniture with features Kantha quilts. You can discover the unique beauty and significance of the Kantha Collection through their website, www.kanthacollection.com