Striking in color with simplicity of design, these aprons are handwoven on treadle looms by women of Mahaguthi in Nepal. The one piece neck and tie is adjustable and the vertical stripe and matching pocket combine function and beauty. Mahaguthi, Craft with a Conscience, is a nonprofit organization founded by a follower of Mahatma Gandhi in 1927. With an aim to help women become self-reliant, artisans receive vocational training in tailoring and weaving, along with shelter, food and support. Membership now numbers over one thousand artisans operating in fifteen different areas in Nepal. Mahaguthi encourages revival of cultural craft traditions while providing steady employment and fair wages, safe working conditions, member benefits, and environmental protection while promoting long term sustainability. You can wear this apron with pride, knowing that while you’re cooking up a masterpiece you are contributing to a brighter future for the artisan producers.
30" long x 22 1/2" wide