Happy Blanket – Geometric Design

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Happy Blanket – A sustainable, multi-purpose baby blanket with a vibrant stand-out factor, hand-stitched from four layers of reclaimed and ethically-sourced cotton and embroidered with empowerment by mothers in Bangladesh.

Dimensions: 1m x 75cm

  • The blanket comes presented in a re-usable cotton drawstring bag, hand-crafted from a vintage sari offcut, with a packaging insert featuring the photo and story of the mother who made the blanket.
  • The label hand-sewn into the blanket features the geo-coordinates of the village in North-West Bangladesh where they are made, and the mother who stitched the blanket has hand-embroidered her name and the blanket’s unique number on the label.
  • Machine washable
  • Meets BS EN 16779-1:2018 product safety standard

See detailed description for some examples of the many ways you can use a Khushi Kantha (Happy Blanket), along with full care instructions.

A sustainable, multi-purpose baby blanket with a vibrant stand-out factor, hand-stitched from four layers of reclaimed and ethically-sourced cotton and embroidered with empowerment by mothers in Bangladesh.

  • Buying as a Gift: We can wrap with lovely eco friendly gift wrapping paper for a small charge of £1.50
  • Dimensions: 1m x 75cm
  • Embroidery design: Our embroidery designs are named after our favourite parts of North-West Bangladesh. Our embroidery designs are named after our favourite parts of North-West Bangladesh. Our geometric design is called Kurigram, after a district on the Indian border that has many rivers running through it, including the Brahmaputra, the Dharla, and the Tista.
  • The blanket comes presented in a reusable cotton drawstring bag, hand-crafted from a vintage sari offcut, with a packaging insert featuring the photo and story of the mother who made the blanket.
  • The label hand-stitched into the blanket features the geo-coordinates of the village in North-West Bangladesh where they are made, the hand-embroidered name of the mother who made it, and the blanket’s unique number.
  • Every Happy Blanket purchased comes with a unique story attached – and creates an opportunity for a mother in Bangladesh to provide for her children with dignity.

USES:

As practical as they are pretty, a Happy Blanket is highly versatile – they are easy to transport, and can be used for pretty much every task on a busy parent’s daily to-do list!

For example:
-as a pram blanket
-as a soft, clean surface for baby to lie or sit on, at home, in the park, on the beach, in a cafe etc.
-as a sun shade/to block out light and sound to help baby sleep while out and about
-to line the pram, giving baby a snug, soft ‘bed’ to lie on; and even…
-as a makeshift muslin/changing mat when the need arises!

The blankets can continue to be used through the years, as babies grow into toddlers and beyond. They’re perfect for keeping cosy when watching a movie on the sofa when the weather is miserable, for building dens, for picnicking, and for toddler tea parties!

HOW IT’S MADE:

  • Our Happy Blankets rework the Bengali ‘kantha’ tradition of repurposing old cotton saris into ultra-soft blankets for babies, in order to meet global safety standards, while retaining its circular principles.
  • Rather than using second hand saris, we’ve partnered with a GOTS-certified Bangladeshi garments factory to breathe new life into what’s known as ‘deadstock cotton fabric, by upcycling it as the inside layers of our blankets. The outside layers are made from traditional handloom fabric, which is hand-woven, and then hand-dyed to our custom colour palette using Oeko-Tek passport-certified dyes.
  • Instilled with the strength and spirit of the mothers who create them, our blankets are designed to withstand the daily wear-and-tear of life with a little one, and be treasured from child to child. They meet the BS EN 16779-1:2018 product safety standard.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Our blankets get even softer and more nurturing with each wash!
  • They have all been pre-washed multiple times, to ensure the fabric doesn’t shrink and the colours don’t run.
  • Protect the environment: Gentle wash at 30 degrees, with similar colours. Do not tumble dry or dry clean.

This product is:

Ethical: At Nurture Collective, we believe being ethical is not just about how the garment is produced but who produced it? An ethical stamp means this maker knows their supply chain and everyone involved in producing and making the garments have been treated fairly.

Gives Back: Our makers generously give back by demonstrating an ongoing commitment of monetary or garment donation.

Sustainable: Waste is a big problem!  If you spot our sustainable stamp on one of our maker’s boutiques, it means that their products have been produced in ways that do not use resources that cannot be replaced and that do not damage the environment.

Handmade: These garments have been lovingly made by our very own maker’s hands. Big up our super talented Makers!

We really appreciate your custom and we want to make sure you are delighted with your purchase. Occasionally though, you may wish to change your mind. Please click here to review our returns policy.

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Colour

Suraiya/Asha

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Outside United Kingdom (UK) £17.50

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