Egyptian cotton patchwork cushion cover handmade of up-cycled textile. Handmade with exquisite detail by master women artisans from the city of garbage collectors "Zabaleen" in Cairo, Egypt. Embellish your room with this handmade patchwork cushion cover featuring a woman baking bread in a traditional brick oven.
50% Egyptian cotton / 50% synthetic
Up-cycled from textile obtained from textile companies
Approx. 40 x 40 cm
Cushion cover has an envelope closure
Insert not included
Handmade with care in Egypt
Wash in cold water
Fulfillment and shipment from Canada
The Association for the Protection of the Environment (A.P.E.) is a not-for-profit organization that works with the informal garbage collectors of Cairo, known as the Zabaleen in Arabic.
The aim of A.P.E. is to help this traditionally marginalized group find innovative ways to improve their circumstances and support the environment. Their focus is on developing environmentally sound waste management and recycling techniques, which help to build the human capacity of the Zabaleen communities, to "recycle, upcycle and re-use".
Through the many programs of A.P.E., women especially, have become empowered to build better lives for themselves. Their income generating programs have helped generations of women improve their circumstances.
Textile obtained from textile companies is converted into pieces of art and patchwork creating beautiful bedspreads, cushion covers, children toys, and much more.
Dandarah is a woman-owned social enterprise with a mission to support artisans and sustain traditional crafts. They work directly with economically and socially marginalized artisans in Egypt, mostly women and minorities, to improve their economic and social conditions.
As a Fair Trade Federation verified member, Dandarah is fully committed to the fair trade principles in all of its business practices including fair pay, safe working conditions, transparency, and environmentally sustainable practices. Each one of Dandarah’s products is designed to be functional, while preserving the artisans’ traditional techniques. Each piece tells the unique and beautiful story of peoples, lands and traditions.
Return policy applicable for 30 days. For returns, items must be unused and in the same condition received, must be in the original packaging and receipt or proof of purchase required. Refunds will be issued using the same method of payment. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of shipping will be deducted from your refund.