Hand-Spun, Temple Blessed Khadi Shawl
Beautifully made with plants gathered from Indian temples & hand-loomed by artisans in India using the same yarns and methods they use when making robes for the Dalai Lama.
The simple elegance of our fair trade shawls belies their detail and workmanship. From spinning the finest yarn and gathering temple blessed flowers and herbs, to the time-honoured slow dyeing methods, delicate hand fringing and sajani embroidery; our shawls are as individual as the wearer and carry the passion, devotion and stories that are part of their creation, radiated back to you.
Peace - a divine combination of manjistha to purify, holy basil to soothe and edged on one side with temple blessed marigolds to connect to inner knowing.
Purity - harnessing the healing power of temple-blessed plant dyes and gallnuts – widely prescribed in Ayurveda for their natural anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial properties.
Protection - an alchemy of eucalyptus to help boost immunity, holy basil to help ease anxiety and edged on one side with temple blessed roses to open the heart to love.
Ayurvastra harnesses organic yarns infused with pure dyes made from a precise combination of medicinal herbs, barks, flowers and oils to gently heal and harmonise the mind and body as only plants can. When wearing Ayurvastra dyed yarns against the skin during meditation, the body’s ability to fully benefit from the plants medicinal properties increases.
Khadi is the art of hand spinning fibres that results in uniquely subtle variations in width, density and plant dye absorption. In a world of mass-production, khadi gives villagers the opportunity to earn a fairtrade income without the need for any outlay other than a spinning wheel and their time. Where a fossil-fuel fed spinning machine might require two operators, the same output through hand spinning yarn would require 100 artisans.
Sit in a comfortable position, wrap yourself in our generous shawl, connect and just be. Carry on your travels to feel protected and calm.
100% pure organic cotton - fair-trade shawls - made in India.
Hand-loomed shawls can vary slightly in size due to the tightness of the weave, but the size is approx. 250 x 90cm.
Our shawls should be hand-washed with a mild detergent in cold to lukewarm water. Do not wring, but gently squeeze out excess water and leave in to dry, out of direct sunlight.
The colour of the plant dyed shawls can fade over time but this only adds to their unique beautify and evolving nature.
Our products are all-natural and/or organic, vegan and safe for the entire family. Housed in amber glass bottles, recyclable card tubes, recycled and/or recyclable plastic and reusable steel vessels. Our cherishable gift boxes are made using waste cotton, block printed by artisans in Rajisthan.
We continue to explore ways in which we can build on our pure products and sustainable packaging and would value your feedback and suggestions – do not hesitate to reach us.
OUR UK STANDARD TRACKED SERVICE
Between 3-5 working days - £2.95, with free shipping on orders over £80.00.
OUR UK TRACKED NEXT DAY SERVICE
Monday to Friday on orders placed before midday, excluding bank holidays - £7.50
Covid-19 update: Orders will be shipped next working day on a next day service. Unfortunately next day delivery cannot be guaranteed in the current circumstances.
Our tracked service to Europe and the Rest of the World - £10.00, with free shipping on orders over £130.00
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