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Quiet Sun Napkin

Inspired by the natural colors of the Bangladeshi landscape where the Quiet Sun Napkins are screenprinted by hand, these cotton napkins add a sweet elegance to every meal. Ethically handcrafted in small batches by environmentalist artisans with Prokritee, an organization in Bangladesh that provides jobs and skills training for women in under-resourced communities. Prokritee improves women's standard of living with safe jobs, fair wages, and the goal of self-reliance, helping mothers send their children to school to break the cycle of generational poverty. It employs women traditionally excluded from the market: widows, heads of households, rural poor, or landless without another source of income. They are experts at keeping waste out of landfills and waterways, using recycled sari, eco-friendly dyes, and their award-winning water-hyacinth paper.

HANDCRAFTED IN BANGLADESH

  • Materials: 100% cotton
  • Measures: 20"SQ
  • Colors: Yellow, black, white
  • Care: Cold wash. Gentle cycle. Line dry.
  • Notes: Pattern on one side. Pair with the Quiet Sun Table Runner for a sophisticated look.
  • Handcrafted in Bangladesh

SKU: 6604170

THE MAKERS

This women-led enterprise is dedicated to creating safe, sustainable jobs for women in rural Bangladesh who seek to improve their livelihood. With the goal of self-reliance, Prokritee uses handcraft skills to transform low-income communities into ones that grow generational prosperity. Prokritee means “nature” in Bengali. They are expert environmentalists, keeping waste out of landfills and waterways by using renewable materials and methods including recycled sari fabric, eco-friendly dyes, and their award-winning tree-free water hyacinth paper.
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