Our mission is to support ethnic minorities, protect their heritage, and support the educational needs of the children of the Tribes.

We want you to THINK about the impact that your choices have on the environment, other people and their cultures.

We buy directly from Tribes around the world to encourage the younger generations to learn their ancestor's handcraft which is an important part of their culture. In recent years, most younger members of the Tribes are moving to bigger cities looking for jobs and better lives.

We hope that by providing them opportunities to earn extra income learning and making the traditional handcraft in their home villages we can change this trend and protect the Tribes craft from extinction.

The second part of our mission is supporting children's education.

 

A percentage of our profits is invested in education so every child can learn to read and write, giving them a fair chance at a prosperous life beyond poverty and homelessness.

 

Our pillows:

We work with skilled embroiderers from different ethnic minorities around the world. 

This beautiful cushion was made by Hmong Tribe using traditional handwoven methods.

 

Fabric:

Handwoven ORGANIC Cotton

 

Measurements:

Lenght approx. cm

Width approx.  cm

Weight approx  kg

 

History:

 

"Since ancient times Tribe Hmong people have used motifs and patterns to represent their daily life and culture onto the designs of their textiles. No two jackets, bags or skirts are the same, as every garment is handcrafted to communicate a stage in the owner's life.”*1

 

 

 

 

Attention

 

The handmade nature of Hmong textiles means that they may have imperfections from the natural process of weaving, batik application and dying, often further adding to their character and uniqueness.

Colors may differ ever so slightly to the pictures due to different viewing monitors/device displays.

 

Fabric Care:

 

Wash the fabric in cold/lukewarm water, ideally by hand, and dry in shade. Salting the water slightly helps prevent further dye loss.

1* http://hauteculturefashion.com/hmong-textile-patterns/

 

 

Filling:

Buckwheat hulls are an all-natural option that’s safe for both you and the environment. 

The hulls are compostable, which helps to reduce unnecessary waste in our landfills and keep our soil healthy and nutrient-rich for future generations.

 

Buckwheat pillow’s properties:

- Cooling ability – is due to the breathable nature of buckwheat hull fill. The unique shape of the individual buckwheat hulls inside the pillow allows air to flow more freely through the pillow, aiding the evaporation of that moisture. The evaporation produces a cooling effect similar to a fan’s.

- Superior support – a buckwheat pillow’s adjustable loft provides ideal support for everyone regardless of body type or sleep position.

 

 

#LIVEwithahigherpurpose - contribute to saving endangered Tribal cultures and make a positive impact on the environment.

 

 

Hand-decorated and Hand-woven by Hmong Tribe BATIK Half Moon Pillow

£39.00Price