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Handmade Patchwork Cushion Cover - Woman Carrying Fruits

Handmade Patchwork Cushion Cover - Woman Carrying Fruits

Regular price $38.00 USD
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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 carrying fruits in a basket over her head.
  • 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 Artisans


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.

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