We’ve just launched a new collection of kantha quilts at The Little Market! Each colorful and vibrant kantha quilt is hand-stitched. Every quilt in our collection is one-of-a-kind — only one of each is made. Kanthas are made of layers of repurposed and upcycled fabrics that are hand-stitched together.
Not only is each kantha quilt one-of-a-kind, but it also features the hand-stitched name of the woman who made it, making it even more special.
Based on the size of the quilt and how intricate and complex it is, it can take anywhere from two hours to 39 hours for a woman to create a kantha blanket.
The Little Market is proud to partner with Basha to create new opportunities for women in Bangladesh who have survived sex trafficking. The sustainable work and the fair wages that Basha provides are extremely important for victims of sex trafficking. Without the right resources, many victims of trafficking can end up back in sex work. Giving victims confidence and a steady and safe job is crucial to guarantee their success. Basha provides women with a fair wage and skill training. In addition, they provide rehabilitation programs, counseling, medical support, and day care assistance for their children. The organization works to provide these women with the resources and jobs to lead to a brighter future.