Handspun Organic Coyuchi Cotton Face Cloth
Handspun organic coyuchi cotton serves as the base of these pretty face cloths, which feature a neutral camel hue that grows naturally in this shade. These textiles are produced by a socially-focused collective who help to provide a positive stream of income to nearly 300 families in the state of Oaxaca. This organic cotton is grown on small plots without pesticides on the coast. It’s processed by hand and spun into string on wooden Ghandi spinning wheels. After this, it’s woven on standing foot pedal looms – with the artisans sometimes having to place a bucket of hot coals under the fabric to keep it from sticking in the cold, damp weather. The pieces are then sewn in Oaxaca by a seamstress. These textured wash cloths will shrink and soften after the first wash.
- Made by hand in Oaxaca and Guerrero using cotton that is native to that area
- Dimensions: approximately 8.5" x 9"
- Includes one cloth
- Care: wash by hand or in the washing machine with mild soap. Hang dry. Do not use bleach.
Special note about the Artisans:
Originally started in 2010 with a group of 30 women, this project maintains a focus on supporting the local economy through work opportunities that range from raising cotton crops to weaving and embroidery work. In addition to using strictly organic cotton, they only use natural dyes that are not harmful to the environment. The group works with over 200 spinners who produce their handmade cotton, with the primary focus of their collective project being to support the economy of the local community by upholding cultural traditions and paying a living wage in the process. Further to this, the group also moves to educate the public about the toxicity of the industrial textile industry.
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