Our item of the week comes from one of our newest brands to Evolve, California Quilt Co.
This Vintage Kantha Throw is as unique as the company itself. All their beautiful throw blankets are made from vintage hand-crafted one of a kind saris. Each sari is hand printed and hand sewn resulting in a beautiful throw that can be used for everything from a gorgeous bedding accent to an enviable picnic blanket.
California Quilt Co. was created by Guru Thapar, who was born in India and currently resides in LA. On a trip back to India as an adult he was overcome by the sight, smell, and color of memories from his childhood. Guru, inspired by the vibrancy around him, decided to bring back a piece of this world to Los Angeles, and so California Quilt Co. was born.
Each Cotton Hand Block Quilt is printed using an ancient technique of block printing, and is completely unique. The process of block printing takes hours, and the result is fabulous one of a kind textiles. These printed fabrics are then stitched together by hand. The result is an incredible light-weight quilt that creates sustainable employment for men and women in India.
Check out the video below to see how the beautiful patterns are made using hand carved wood block stamps:
However, we think the best thing about these quilts is the fact that for each quilt you buy California Quilt Co. works with an organization in India that feeds children. Hence their motto: One Quilt. One Child. One Life.
As always you can enter to win our Item of the Week over on Instagram, and while you’re over there don’t forget to follow @californiaquiltco and check out their blog to stay up-to-date on all the wonderful things they are doing in the world!