With your purchase, Wakened Apparel will donate 10% of the proceeds to Trees for the Future. They plant trees with the money donated, which provides families with more than just food. It provides income, empowerment, unity, leadership, education and even saves lives. By helping plant trees, you give families the ability to transition from unsustainable farming techniques to a Forest Garden system. Your purchase not only sustains and empowers them, but also changes their life forever.
What is the Forest Garden Program? By planting specific types of trees and crops in a systematic manner, families can better their life for generations to come. Forest Gardens provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and up to a 500% increase in their annual income. This means more pay days for the families, more nutritious food to eat, security from risks related to markets, pests and weather extremes, free alternatives to pesticides and fertilizer, feed for livestock and fuel wood to cook with. Trees for the Future believes in the power trees have to change lives and we do too!
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!
Colors: White/grey/black/yellow (Burnt yellow)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blankets are a synonymous with warmth, shelter + comfort. Sadly, each day about 9,000 animals are euthanasia due to over crowded shelters and lack of funding. Our blankets give a percentage to an organization working to end animals having to die for the reasons above. They believe every animal should have a home where they are well taken care of, and we do too! When you purchase one of our blankets, you're helping save animals lives + giving them a second chance.