Hand & Cloth
West Chicago, IL 60165
Hand & Cloth was founded in 2007, its name an image not only of the creative work women are doing with cloth, but also of the creative, healing work God is doing in their lives.
Today, Hand & Cloth collaborates with a growing number of talented artisan groups and international designers to bring our customers exclusive, one-off designs. Each textile curated by Hand & Cloth is reflective of the rich, cultural tradition of the artisan who made it.
Our kantha blankets are hand-stitched in Bangladesh, a country where sex trafficking is prevalent. We use the artistic skills and gifts the women already possess to fight this vulnerability. When you purchase products from Hand & Cloth, you are protecting women in Bangladesh by providing dignified work. Through our vendors, the women are paid fair salaries and are able to send their children to school.
Kantha, a traditional two-sided blanket made from reclaimed sari cloth, has been a quiet form of self-expression for women in Bangladesh for centuries.