Soil to Studio

Asima Handwoven Pillow - Orange and Cream

$68
Size:

Only 4 in stock

Fair trade
Fair Trade
Heritage
Heritage
POC
POC Owned
Sustainable
Sustainable
Vegan
Vegan
Women Owned
Women Owned
  • 12 x 18 inches
  • 100% unbleached cotton
  • Exposed premium brass YKK zipper 
  • We recommend gentle wash with mild detergent
  • Please note these pillowcases are made entirely by hand; subtle irregularities are to be expected and celebrated
  • Made in India
  • Insert not included

Named after the first female scientist in India -  Asima, these orange and cream Kala Cotton pillow cases are handcrafted from heirloom organic cotton grown in Gujarat, India. Handwoven on traditional wooden looms by award winning artisanal community of weavers, they have a natural and earthy vibe. The bright handmade tassels add a pop of color to the otherwise muted color tones.
The pillow fabric is handcrafted on hand-operated wooden looms, one of the oldest methods of textile production in India. The looms require no electricity or punch cards to guide the design, only skill, techinique and vision of the weavers. The yarn is made from heirloom organic cotton grown in Gujarat, India. The crop is purely rain fed so unlike large scale industrialized cotton production, it doesn't require vast amounts of water to grow.  It is also organic since it needs no pesticides and has high tolerance to diseases and pests.  

Soil to Studio uses time-honored techniques like handloom weaving, block-printing, natural dyeing, and hand embroidering to slow make table linens, pillows, wall art, rugs, and scarves in intentional, small batches. Each piece is made by artisans in rural villages and communities in India from natural fibers like wool, organic cotton, Indian linen, and silk. Founder Swati Bansal was born and raised in the small town of Udaipur in Rajasthan, India, where her upbringing fostered a strong appreciation for slow made textiles and handmade techniques. Soil to Studio’s mission is to empower artisans and their families, preserve local craftsmanship techniques, and to create sustainable livelihoods for their artisans. Soil to Studio follows fair trade practices and asks artisans to set their own prices for the pieces they make. Soil to Studio is also committed to sustainability by using low energy manufacturing techniques, utilizing solar power, rainwater collection and the reuse of post-production scraps. Soil to Studio is a POC-owned and women-owned brand.

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    You can return or exchange eligible full-price items purchased on Made Trade for a refund or store credit within 15 days of receiving your order. All returns and exchanges must be unworn, unwashed, unused, and in original condition with tags.

    Return shipping is free for exchanges or returns for store credit. There is a $5 shipping fee for each item returned for a refund. Discounted and sale items up to 40% off are eligible for exchange or store credit within 15 days of delivery.

    Final sale items
    Furniture, lighting, oversized items (hampers and all rugs except bath mats), gift cards, all underwear bottoms, bodysuits, and face masks, sale items discounted 40% or more, and international orders outside the contiguous United States are final sale. 

    Domestic shipping (inside the United States)
    Free shipping on all orders over $75 and flat $6 shipping on all orders under $75 (Continental United States). For orders of oversized items to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam or Puerto Rico (hampers and some large rugs), we charge a flat $50 shipping fee.

    International shipping (outside the United States)
    Flat rate shipping ($19 - $89) depending on the order total. Furniture is not eligible for international orders. All international orders are final sale. We do not ship furniture or most oversized items outside the United States. Shipping furniture to Alaska, Hawaii or U.S. territories may incur an additional fees. Contact us at support@madetrade.com for more details. Please note that any duties, taxes, import fees, or carrier brokerage fees incurred in the destination country are the recipient’s responsibility.

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