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Indigo Eye Stripe Scarf

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This soft, lightweight scarf is made of natural cotton and is hand dyed with natural indigo to give it this dark blue hue. This versatile, oversized scarf can be worn multiple ways and will be your favorite travel companion! Material: 100% Cotton Measurements: L 59" x W 25" Care: Hand wash cold Handmade with love in El Salvador As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind. Artisan Profile Purchasing these handmade scarves from the Vivaz Women’s Cooperative, located in San Luis ...

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This soft, lightweight scarf is made of natural cotton and is hand dyed with natural indigo to give it this dark blue hue. This versatile, oversized scarf can be worn multiple ways and will be your favorite travel companion!

  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • Measurements: L 59" x W 25"
  • Care: Hand wash cold
  • Handmade with love in El Salvador
  • As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind.

Artisan Profile

Purchasing these handmade scarves from the Vivaz Women’s Cooperative, located in San Luis Los Ranchos, supports Salvadoran culture and female empowerment. Through international sales of their products, the women are able to gain financial independence and improve the quality of life for their families.

The “añil” or indigo dye they use is indigenous to the region and was once used by the ancient Mayas. Indigo is a natural plant, and only works on natural cotton fabric. The indigo plant is cut and put into water for fermentation. At the end of the bathing process, the deep blue dye is left at the bottom of the waterbed and then used to create these beautiful textiles.

Until the 1800s, indigo was the only way to dye fabrics blue. This made it very popular and it was the #1 export in El Salvador for a long time. However, when synthetic dyes were created, the demand for indigo plummeted, greatly hurting the Salvadoran economy, perpetuating the difficulties of the lives of indigenous people in the region. 

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SLATE + SALT

Hollywood, California

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SLATE + SALT was founded by an avid traveller who felt the need to share her stories and finds with the world. Through extensive travel to developing countries, Lyndsay fell in love with the people, the cultures, and the craftsmanship of pieces that applied traditional techniques to modern designs. She recognized the beauty of hand crafted products as opposed to mass produced goods made in factories. She saw an opportunity to give a worldwide customer base to artisans in rural villages. Through frequent trips and partnerships with Fair Trade cooperatives, she fosters relationships to bring ever-changing handcrafted designs to the globally minded nomad.

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We stand behind everything we sell and we want you to be happy. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product and get a full refund or exchange the product for another one, be it similar or not. Please contact us at: info@slateandsalt.com and we will begin to process your return. Our return policy lasts 14 days from purchase date. Return shipments must be postmarked within 14 days of receipt to be eligible for a refund. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging with all tags attached. Once your return is received, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item and issue a refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment. Banks and credit card companies normally take a few days to clear a transaction so please be patient if the refund does not show automatically.

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