The eco-friendly GANCHHEN has a natural texture and tasselled ends; it's warm, cosy and supersized - doubling as a blanket or throw.
The sustainable banana fibre is produced from the waste foliage of the banana plant, grown in the Terai flat farming area of South Nepal. The plant has to be cut back after the fruit harvest so that it regrows for the next season, so trading this waste product provides an extra income to the farmers. Only azo-free dyes is used for the banana fibre. Woven banana yarn takes on a softer and more flexible texture with wear.
Handwoven in Deepchand's workshop in Bhaktapur, which employs local women who work flexible hours near their homes. They prepare the looms, spin the bobbins and weave the fabric for our bags and in a looser weave for our scarves.
Machine washable on a cool wash.
Do not tumble dry.
Keep dark colours separate.