We are so excited to share a behind-the-scenes look at our collection of kantha quilts at The Little Market! Each colorful and vibrant kantha quilt is hand-stitched. Every quilt 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.
The Little Market is proud to partner with Basha to create new opportunities for many women located in Bangladesh.
Photo by Marisa Vitale
The sustainable work and the fair wages that Basha provides are extremely important for women who are survivors of human trafficking and abuse.
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, the organization provides rehabilitation programs, counseling, medical support, and day care assistance for the women’s children. The organization works to provide these women with the resources and jobs to lead to a brighter future.
This article was originally published in April 2017 and updated on April 22, 2019.