It was great to see everyone who came to the Prospect Heights Craft Fair this past Saturday -- both old and new customers and vendor friends alike! It is so gratifying to be able to chat about the stories behind the fair trade items that Rain Lily sells. About the craft techniques used to make our scarves, about the craft coops that we work with, and about how buying fair trade really does benefit the artisans. Women who work in the craft coop in Madhya Pradesh where we source our indigo and bird scarves, for example, make money so they can send their children to school and improve their standard of living.
New items coming include handwoven shawls from Ethioipia, hand block-printed shoulder bags from India, and more. So keep checking the website and look on our Events page for upcoming sales. And thank you for your support!
Ikat Fabric from Orissa, India