Handmade Bark & Leaf Table Runner | Frosting | Fair Trade
Exclusively designed by and for Sustainable Threads, our choice, hand woven runners are created by traditional weavers from a blend of the banana plant bark and cotton.
Treated as agricultural waste, banana plants would head for the landfill once the fruit was harvested. This has since changed. The bark of banana plants is now being transformed into strong, durable, and renewable ropes twisted by hand, which are used in the creation of these exquisite handmade runners. Spoil yourself or gift a loved one!!
- Banana plant fiber and cotton blend
- Hand-woven by traditional weavers from South India
- Wipe clean with damp cloth, spot clean with soap solution, dry in shade
"Sustainable Threads was born from our collective professional experience and personal interest in rural development, entrepreneurship and social justice. Among the various options, we chose to leverage our relationships in the development sector and start a fair trade wholesale enterprise. We currently work with over 10 artisan groups in India, with the goal of long term, deep partnerships. Our focus is on the people, not just the product. This model requires a significant investment in design and product development, factoring in the skill sets of each community. "
~ Poonam Abbi, Harish Hathiramani