Description From SLATE + SALT
This soft, lightweight scarf is made of natural cotton and is hand dyed with natural indigo to give it this dark blue hue. This versatile, oversized scarf can be worn multiple ways and will be your favorite travel companion!
- Material: 100% Cotton
- Measurements: L 59" x W 25"
- Care: Hand wash cold
- Handmade with love in El Salvador
- As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind.
Purchasing these handmade scarves from the Vivaz Women’s Cooperative, located in San Luis Los Ranchos, supports Salvadoran culture and female empowerment. Through international sales of their products, the women are able to gain financial independence and improve the quality of life for their families.
The “añil” or indigo dye they use is indigenous to the region and was once used by the ancient Mayas. Indigo is a natural plant, and only works on natural cotton fabric. The indigo plant is cut and put into water for fermentation. At the end of the bathing process, the deep blue dye is left at the bottom of the waterbed and then used to create these beautiful textiles.
Until the 1800s, indigo was the only way to dye fabrics blue. This made it very popular and it was the #1 export in El Salvador for a long time. However, when synthetic dyes were created, the demand for indigo plummeted, greatly hurting the Salvadoran economy, perpetuating the difficulties of the lives of indigenous people in the region.
About SLATE + SALT
Traditional techniques meet modern design with SLATE + SALT’s collection of one-of-a-kind pieces. Founded by Lyndsay, a travel junkie who fell in love with the people, cultures and craftsmanship she encountered exploring off the beaten path villages across Southeast Asia. She shares an ever-evolving selection of designs from her personal relationships with talented artisans in 14 countries and counting!
SLATE + SALT's Return Policy
SLATE + SALT stands behind everything they sell and they want you to be happy. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product and get a full refund or exchange the product for another one, be it similar or not. SLATE + SALT's return policy lasts 14 days from the purchase date. Return shipments must be postmarked within 14 days of receipt to be eligible for a refund. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging with all tags attached. Once your return is received, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item and issue a refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment. Banks and credit card companies normally take a few days to clear a transaction so please be patient if the refund does not show automatically. Return Shipping: Buyer is responsible for paying shipping costs of a returned item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund and had previously paid for shipping, the cost of shipping will be deducted from your refund. Please Note: If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.
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