Beautiful video of kantha quilts being made

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It’s always an exciting day when the new collection of kantha quilts arrives at Decorator’s Notebook. Each quilt takes about six days to make so we usually have several months to wait while the women at Basha carefully sew our quilts by hand, ready for their long journey from Bangladesh. But oh, how they are… 

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How are indigo shibori textiles made?

indigo shibori dying textiles

Finding new suppliers is definitely one of the most difficult parts of our job. Why? Because we’re picky. Really picky. Our motto is that we never want our customers to have to compromise their style or their conscience, and finding suppliers who meet our high standards in both design and ethics isn’t easy. But, when… 

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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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Gallery: kantha quilts in the home

Vintage kantha blanket on bed - buy similar at Decorator's Notebook

It’s no secret that I’m crazy about kanthas. There’s something about the softness of the vintage sari cloth, the exotic block-prints and neat lines of hand-stitched embroidery that makes a kantha quilt of the most unique and beautiful items you can add to your home. Browse this inspirational gallery of ideas for styling a vintage… 

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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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The Sunday Times loves our kantha quilts!

Kantha quilts from Decorator's Notebook in The Sunday Times

Seeing our gorgeous kantha quilts in The Sunday Times yesterday put a huge smile on Bethan’s face. We have just six special quilts left made by Rina, Jahanara, Moni, Joli and Mukta. Buy one and put a big smile on their faces too! These brave women have all overcome shocking experiences to train with our… 

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