By ZAANHA - Cream Elephant silhouettes parade this soft coral cashmere silk blend scarf, creating a delicate beautiful contrast in color. Ultra lightweight and luxuriously soft this piece can be worn all year long. Inspired by the designers travels to Nepal, this elephant printed scarf represents happiness, luck and the love for this intelligent, human like animal.ZAANHA’s designs are carefully developed to reflect the soul of Central Asian cultural and material traditions. Wherever possible, they source products to provide livelihoods for local artisans. And it is these products that become a major part of the engine that drive their business of sending Afghan children to school.
Wendy Summer, founder of ZAANHA and The Zaanha Fund recounts how this dynamic and inspiring business came about:“ In 2003, having sold my marketing company, I started looking for volunteer work in Asia. Through the Business Council for Peace (www.bpeace.org), I met and have been mentoring Afghan women entrepreneurs, teaching them to run and grow their businesses. I’ve made multiple visits to Afghanistan since April, 2006 and have been privileged to meet the families of these women and learn first hand the fervent desire the parents have to see their children educated.Enthralled by the extraordinary quality of embroidery I saw being produced, I wanted to give these women the opportunity to use their skills to create the highest quality products." This partnership is how the business began.
80% cashmere, 20% silk
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