Northern Lights Cotton Scarf

$14.99 $39.95

Northern Lights Cotton Scarf

$14.99 $39.95

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100% Cotton

Fair Trade

GreaterGood Signature Product

Made with a soft, comfortable, 100% cotton weave – this garment is totally breathable, and quality-made.

Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

GreaterGood Signature products are designed and created by marginalized communities in areas of incredible poverty, current or post-conflict, or impacted by economic, environmental or political unrest. When you purchase a GreaterGood Signature product you contribute to the strength and resilience of people facing adversity, giving them a beacon of hope and empowerment in a time of need.

Description

Escape the ordinary with our "out of this world" scarf! This dazzling accessory will not disappoint with its rich, bold mix of colors! Enhancing and accentuating any outfit, you will definitely feel festive and adorned during every wear. Works very well for packing and traveling.

Made by the women of Pushpanjali, a fair trade organization located in Agra, India that provides medical support to disadvantaged people living in villages as well as educational support for girls.

Product Details
  • 100% cotton
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from India
Sizing

71" L x 39" W (180 x 100 cm)

Artisan Information

Pushpanjali is a fair trade organization based in Agra, India. Their mission is to improve the living conditions of local craft producers by empowering them through sustainable work, fair wages, profit sharing and also by providing credit. Founded in 1982, it started with 5 producers; over the years the number of producers has increased considerably.

Pushpanjali produces scarves, bags, accessories, holiday ornaments, nativities and photo frames. Promoting the cultural wealth and identity and recognizing local producers craft mastery is also at the heart of what Pushpanjali does, as a key enabler for producers’ empowerment. The Pushpanjali scarf production team is composed of 12 women all living in the same area of Agra, in Ajam Para. They started working with Pushpanjali 3 years ago, and got a chance to generate an income by themselves, which is extremely rare in that area for women. They are in charge of quality control for the scarves, of cutting the extra threads and knotting the scarves. When orders are there, they work every weekday while their children are at school, representing 6 to 7 months of full time work for them.

Pushpanjali supports educational and medical programs in rural villages, allowing girls to attend school who otherwise could not afford it. When being asked what Pushpanjali did for them, the increased financial autonomy comes at first. With the fair wage they receive for their work, the Ajam Para women are able to contribute to their family needs, especially with clothes. They have good working conditions, and if they have one request for improvement, it is to ask for business growth and increased orders, so they can increase further their contribution to their family livelihoods.

Supplier Information

By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.

Shipping

This product ships to the United States and international. Expedited shipping options are available for addresses within the United States, unless total order weight prohibits.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with this product, you may return it for exchange or refund within 90 days of purchase, subject to some restrictions. Please review our full Returns & Exchanges information.

SKU: S- 78146
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C.W.
Best scarf ever!!! Definitely 5 stars (plus it is on sale)

I bought my first one 5 or 6 years ago and it was love at first touch!!! When I am wearing this scarf, people will comment on it and tell me how much they love it. I make sure they touch it and I tell them it was made by a fair trade cooperative in Nepal, then explain about Greater Good. Even men ask me about it, so they can get one for a wife, sister, daughter etc.

Of course it goes with everything, and it is perfect for sitting around in a chilly airconditioned room!!! Texas from April to October is full of chilly rooms!!!

I am ordering one to put on a Silent Auction table at an upcoming fundraiser. These folks will go nuts over it!!

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J.W.
Beautiful and affordable!

I love this scarf ! Colorful, light, and versatile. Great for travel. Ordered four more to give as gifts.

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L.K.
Northern Lights Scarf

I love it and the first day I wore it, I got 3 compliments from perfect strangers! It is long, lightweight and makes me feel vibrant!

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