Safe Refuge Scarf - Blue Swirl, Kenya

This stunning scarf is handmade by refugee women in Kenya.  Soft and lightweight, this narrower version of our Safe Refuge scarf is perfect to wear in spring or summer either around the neck or draped across the shoulders.  The scarf is hand dyed using an age-old, traditional African technique called resist dying.  

Please note:  Due to the handmade nature of this scarf, design patterns may vary slightly.

Comes with an informational tag signed by the artisan.

Measures:  88" x 10"

100% Rayon

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

This scarf was handmade by female refugees in a fair trade women's cooperative in Kenya.  The refugees are young women who have been separated from their families in Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Rwanda, DR Congo and Burundi. They have been exposed to war, violence, conflict and terrorism and the the majority of the women have been sexually exploited in some manner.  Heshima Kenya, the non-profit working with the women, provides an extraordinary number of services for the women.  In addition to the scarf-making enterprise which provides them with a source of income, the women receive shelter, medical care, counseling and education.


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