Go behind the scenes at Basha

Video behind the scenes at Basha kantha quilts

Basha is our inspirational partner in Bangladesh that helps survivors of trafficking rebuild their lives. They do this not with handouts, but by providing vulnerable women with training and supported employment making vintage sari kantha quilts, so they can support their families through dignified work. We’ve been working with them for over a year now… 

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What is a kantha?

What is a kantha quilt

We talk about kantha a lot: kantha quilts, kantha blankets, kantha throws and now even kantha stockings, make up one of the most important ranges in our collection and symbolise what Decorator’s Notebook is all about. But what does ‘kantha’ actually mean and what makes these textiles so special? Well, the word ‘kantha’ translates as… 

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Summer collection kantha quilts are here!

Summer kanthas from Decorator's Notebook

Aren’t they just stunning? The wonderful ladies at Basha have been hard at work over the last couple of months making our new collection of vintage sari kantha quilts and I have to say, I think they’ve outdone themselves again! The 12 new designs have just been released in the Decorator’s Notebook shop. Each is… 

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Meet the maker: Basha kantha blankets

Maker wrapped in kantha from Basha Decorator's Notebook

The stories our makers share are always inspiring, but the story of Basha – the fairtrade organisation that makes our beautiful new Kantha Bedspreads – is so powerful that it actually took my breath away. We are so proud to be the only UK shop selling Basha kantha blankets, quilts and throws, all handstitched from… 

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