The "Sahara" blanketwakenedapparel.org
How this blanket helps:
Our Sahara blanket donates 10% of its proceeds to the International Rhino Foundation. The IRF actively works through research and conservation, to aid in the survival of rhino species around the world, for generations to come.
Colors: White/Camel Brown/Grey/black
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 + speed.
* 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 with some of the blankets. That's just part of the charm + individuality that comes with having a handmade blanket!
About the blanket:
Recycled U.S. Apparel is collected + ground up into fibers. Then, those fibers are sent to Mexico to be threaded + woven into blankets.
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 income for both individuals and families. This work encourages strong communities. From the income made from these blankets alone, they have been able to build a school + community centers in their village.
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.