This week I stumbled onto an eco and ethical shopping site that I am now madly in love with. The site is Lydali. And I can show you, in pictures, what they stand for.
Put simply, Lydali pulls together artisans from all over the world and promises them a fair wage for the beautiful items they produce. Pretty much what we’re trying to do here at Earth Divas, only we’re focusing intently on two areas: India and Nepal.
Lydali’s artisans are all over the word. There’s a wonderful map that I pulled from their website that shows where their artisans are located.
So, what does Lydali carry? Lovely things. I’m going to highlight their scarves because a) I love them and b) it’s summer and everyone needs a light and breezy summer scarf.
Isn’t this scarf gorgeous? It’s their Green and Orange Kantha Scarf. It’s made from recycled saris in Dhaka, Bangladesh. What I love about Lydali is that every product has a story, and you can read about the people, co-op, or organization who makes each product. For example, here’s the bio of the organization making this scarf:
Basha’s house of hope is a small business based in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka with a mission to help women who have little status and are living in poverty have a better life. Basha trains a number of women to turn their talent to making jewelry and beautiful Kantha throws and bedspreads, helping to provide them with reliable jobs and incomes.
This organization sounds like several that we support here at Earth Divas.
My other favorite scarf is actually called just that: Secret Favorite Scarf.
Here’s the bio about this scarf:
This Ethiopian cotton scarf is so awesome that it will soon become your not-so-secret favorite scarf. Woven by women artisans in Ethiopia, it’ll quickly become one of your favorite pieces to wear and share the story behind.
So, you get the picture. Lydali carries wonderful products that are fairly traded and ethically sourced. Their bag and jewelry section will make you swoon. So please, go support this wonderful business!
Filed under: Eco Fashion on July 2nd, 2013