New Opportunities Through Ancient Traditions
Every Trades of Hope product begins with a name, face, and story. Our handcrafted Rita Scarf begins in a quaint village workshop on the outskirts of Jaipur, India. In this workshop, Babli works alongside her husband and mother to create traditional Bagru block-print scarves. Their family takes great pride in the fact that they are one of only a few families in their village who are able to perform these unique and ancient Bagru block print techniques without the use of machines.
Working Together as a Family
Hanuman, Babli’s husband, was the first to learn these specialized Artisan skills of resist-dyeing and block printing, after his income as a manual laborer was not enough to provide for their family’s essential needs. As their family grew, Babli and Hanuman wanted all of their children to be able to enjoy a good education. So Babli and her mother, Radha, studied and practiced each skill and step of making traditional Bagru scarves until they both became master craftswomen.
Pursuing Her Dreams
Now, Babli is able to help her husband provide a better future for their family by handcrafting elegant traditional scarves, like our Rita Scarf.
Being an Artisan allows her to work a flexible schedule.
Now, she’s able to take care of her home, send all three of her children to school, and save money toward her family’s dreams for their future.
Every purchase of our Rita Scarf invests in Babli’s family and their dream of one day, owning their own home.