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How this Blanket helps
Each purchase supports the efforts of Room to Read to help children achieve a bright future.
Made from 100% recycled U.S. Apparel fibers. Hand woven + hand dyed. With human hands being the only thing involved in making these Falsa blankets, there might be a slight variation in appearance and size with some of the blankets. That's just part of the charm + individuality that comes with having a handmade blanket!
Colors: White/teal/dark grey/black
b>Fabric: Since these blankets are uniquely made from only recycled apparel, it's impossible to say for certain the percentage of each fabric. They are mostly made of cotton but also may have acrylic, polyester + wool.
Measurements: 54” x 78” 1.33 LBS
Care Instructions: Wash on gentle cycle (cold), preferably hang dry or dry on a low temperature tumble.
About the blanket: This blanket does good, in so many different ways! The purchases of them help to build strong communities in poor areas, give families fair and stable work, helps the planet + gives an animal in need a chance to live a life filled with love.
Recycled U.S. Apparel is collected + ground up into fibers. Then, those fibers are sent to Mexico to be threaded + woven into blankets. This helps the environment by reusing what is already made, keeping clothing out of landfills.
Our Mexican Falsa Blankets are made by individuals in a town called Tlaxcala in Southern Mexico. Most who weave these blankets are farmers by trade. These blankets serve as additional income for families and encourages strong communities. From the income made from these blankets alone, they have been able to build a school + community centers in their village. Making for a stronger community.
The recycled U.S. apparel fibers are given to artisans each week. They weave what they desire, during the week and then get paid by weight + the labor they put forth. In addition to already being paid double the minimum wage. Purchasing these blankets and giving the artisans work, ensures their important transition of weaving, is kept alive. Fair pay creates stable jobs. This enables families to stay together, when members don't have to go else where for better opportunity.CHARITABLE 10% of these blanket’s proceeds goes to Save The Children. An organization that helps children in need all over the world.