The cotton is then washed by hand before being hung out to dry in the Ethiopian sunshine. These bundles of cotton are then given to our weavers who often work from their homes enabling them to continue to be a part of their community and family as well as being given the freedom to choose when and how often they work.
The weaving process can take over 3 days to complete a single piece. Each scarf or throw is woven on traditional wooden looms using skills passed down through the generations.
Once woven, the scarves and throws are brought to our fringing team who hand fringe knot by knot the edging on each piece by rolling the loose fibres along their thigh and tying a knot to secure them. From here, the pieces are given to the washing department where they are triple washed to ensure optimum softness before they are hung out to dry in the sun.