Meet the Artisans: EllieFunDay

EllieFunDay - Artisan ImagesPhoto Courtesy of EllieFunDay

The Little Market is so happy to partner with artisan women at EllieFunDay. Our latest collection of adorable baby goods are all handmade, and every purchase supports fair wages and meaningful opportunities. EllieFunDay is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation, and we are grateful for the organization’s mission and support of artisans and their families. Keep reading to learn more about EllieFunDay.

Behind the lovely collection of embroidered blankets and bibs and bunny shaped soft rattles are approximately 40 artisan women from India. The artisans are given a safe space to not only work in, but also live in. Several of the women have survived domestic violence or abuse and are single mothers seeking for a better opportunities. Through EllieFunDay, the artisan women have access to fair wages, health care, and education.

The Indian tradition of “kantha” is the method of stab-stitching embroidery the artisans use to make their products. In the traditional method of stab-stitching, the thread goes up, over the thread to be held in place, and then down through the same hole. The thread then passes along the reverse side of the ground material to the position of the next stitch. Each embroidered design is carefully stitched and knotted for heirloom quality.

The fabrics are made of GOTS Certified organic cotton, double gauze cotton, and muslin that are locally sourced. Each design is hand-drawn to be stitched a minimum of eight hours to each piece. When the beautiful embroideries are finished, the goods are shipped by implementing environmentally friendly practices; the packages are made from recycled materials.

EllieFunDay - Artisan ImageryPhoto Courtesy of EllieFunDay

Make a difference by shopping these pieces and bring a little joy in your baby’s life. We are so thankful to partner with EllieFunDay and for their mission of empowering women. To have a piece of EllieFunDay in your home is having a small piece of India and supporting the opportunity to strive for a brighter future.

Baby Blankets at The Little Market

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