Asunsti Shawls

a shawl with a story
Beautiful handmade shawls created by traditional craft workers in the developing work. Asunsti shawls are ethically traded
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Sustaining communities asunsti shawls are made predominantly by women, working co-operatively. Many have formed supportive social groups, sharing the ancient techniques and teaching new generations the skills of hand-working. asunsti opposes child labour and with its partners monitors production stringently. Reducing the carbon footprint asunsti shawls are carefully sourced, opting for traditional production methods – organic where possible, those avoiding the use of pesticides and chemicals. asunsti chooses weavers using hand-looms; power looms are fuel-hungry, and facilitate growing mechanisation, leading to the loss of core skills and the use of child labour, which asunsti firmly opposes.

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