A beautiful handwoven and silkscreened cotton table runner that has a weight that lies beautifully on any table or dresser. You can even reverse it for a simple solid design. Two runners in one! Machine wash and hang to dry is best. 12″x 72″. Our exclusive “Joy” design celebrates Nepal!
In the village of Kirtipur, Nepal, one brave woman aspired to educate her children and bring her family out of poverty. Her hard work and vision and her partnership with a Fair Trade organization changed her life, the life of her family & the lives of 60 other families in her village.
Laxmi Maharjan is a traditional weaver who never went to school but dreamed of sending her children to school. Raised in a culture that never allowed her to handle or control any of the money made from her craft, she understood that to be able to send her kids to school and pull her family out of poverty she needed to control the money from her work. In 1984 she discovered a Nepalese fair trade organization, The Association for Craft Producers (ACP), which would pay her directly for her work and help her set up a savings account. Now more than 30 years later her daughter and 2 sons have college educations