TheKanthaProject

Fair-trade hand-picked vintage Indian textiles

Sydney, Australia · 157 Sales

TheKanthaProject

Fair-trade hand-picked vintage Indian textiles

Sydney, Australia 157 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Your unique rustic home is complete with these beautiful kantha blankets
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About

"Clashing patterns & colours can equate to something unexpectedly exquisite!"

Welcome!
My shop celebrates "Kantha" - a quilting technique used in India for many centuries. It's beautiful stitching detail, colourful fabrics, varied prints and textural quality provide a glimpse into the culture and history of India. A single quilt takes months to create by hand and is traditionally crafted by women of rural India from saree cloth.

Kanthas are renowned for their exquisite patterns and colour combinations; often bright and colourful. Each is individually handmade from cotton sarees, they are the ultimate up-cycled item; stitched together and mended with patches, giving their unique appearance and tactile quality.

The Kantha Project brings you quilts individually selected for their uniqueness & beautiful textile qualities. We celebrate the beauty of items that are created by hand; the craftsmanship and energy that goes into every stitch, taking time and ultimately creating something extraordinary!
The aim is to procure the finest kantha quilts, blankets & throws, and variety of kantha items - selected, presented, prepared & packaged with love in Australia.

I love every part of the process from acquiring to sending them off to their new loving home. I particularly love to show you the details of each piece and photos that don't leave anything out. Every quilt is awe-inspiring.
I hope you enjoy browsing my shop ~ perhaps you'll find something that entices your senses:)

Shop members

  • Sabina

    Owner, Designer, Curator

Production partners

  • Motif

    India

    laptop sleeve production - fair-trade handmade in Bangladesh from recycled saree cotton

Shop policies

Last updated on October 21, 2017
Each vintage quilt has been personally selected by me after careful consideration. I purchase in small lots from a variety of vendors in India and select kanthas that are sourced ethically and are fair-trade wherever possible (see FAQs for more info).

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
It's only human (and very Libran) to change your mind, so we're happy to provide an exchange (for another item or voucher) within 2 weeks. Please advise us prior to sending the item back, to confirm return address and reserve your 'option 2' if needed.

Exchanges will be made for the item price (excluding postage). Return postage to be paid by customer. We strongly recommend using an insured method, to cover any damages or loss in the post. We can only accept items returned in the same condition as they were received.

Unfortunately no refunds. We have made every effort to photograph and describe items accurately, so please read listing details carefully and refer to our helpful FAQs (at the bottom of each listing).
Payment
O&M accepts PayPal, direct checkout, including credit cards & Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
[Australia]
Kantha quilts: $20 postage. FREE for 2nd item!
If purchasing kantha + scarf, enter code: ADDSCARF at checkout to avoid additional shipping charges.

[International]
International postage rates are based on average weight. For exact shipping cost, please contact us. Shipping cost adjustments cannot be made after purchase.

SHIPPING TIMES:
AU: 2-6 business days (refer to http://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/domestic-delivery-times.html for specific details)
USA & CANADA: 5-6 business days (up to 23 days from date of mailing, in some rare cases)
Please enquire for other locations.

~ All postage includes insurance
~ We care. All kanthas have been washed in gentle eco detergent.
~ If your purchase is a gift or you're just excited (we understand!), please leave a comment in checkout ~ we will do our best to prepare your order as fast as possible. Alternatively, choose Express Post (which will guarantee next business day delivery to most Australian addresses).
Additional policies and FAQs
PLEASE NOTE: Customs fee/import tax may apply depending on your country ~ O&M are not liable for any extra costs incurred. Returns will not be accepted for this reason. To avoid any surprises, please contact your post office prior to purchase.

More information

Last updated on Feb 6, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

We recommend washing kanthas in mild detergent (eco-friendly & cruelty-free) in cold to warm water.
Most kanthas can be washed on delicate cycle or normal machine wash - depending on their construction and age. Ask us if unsure!
Delicate kanthas should be hand washed.
Indigo kanthas should be washed separately.

Vintage, Handmade & OOAK

Kantha quilts by nature are handmade from vintage and up-cycled materials, making each one special and unique. Thus it is to be expected you will not receive the "perfection" of a mass-produced/factory-made item, and condition will be based on age and wear.

As all kanthas come with some imperfections ~ we believe this shows their history and adds to their charm ~ specific details about the condition of each quilt is not mentioned in the listings. If you would like more detailed information, simply ask us!

Store ethics

Each vintage quilt has been personally selected by me after careful consideration. We purchase in small lots from a variety of vendors in India.

We only sell products that we have been assured are fair-trade and sourced ethically. From one of our vendors -
Traditionally crafted by artisans in West Bengal, they provide work & livelihood for women in Bangladesh and Calcutta’s slums as well as supporting the growth and development of small craft-smiths with fair work agreements.

We won't deal with any company that have affiliation with exploiting animals or people.

Would like more details on a particular piece?

Just ask! How soft, how thick, how appropriate for a specific use? We are all about the details here!
There are usually many more photos and I would love to share those with you too - look out for a link in the listing to my blog or ask me:)

Happy browsing:)

Sizing details

Since our kanthas are handmade vintage, as well as being multi-functional, are not made to specific bedding dimensions and all vary in size. Bed sizes mentioned in listings are only guides - this means the quilt will cover the surface of the bed.

These suggestions are based on the following dimensions:
TWIN/DOUBLE: 137 x 187 cm
QUEEN : 153 x 203 cm
KING: 183 x 203 cm

Please check the measurements in the listing to make sure it's right for you.

★ TIP: To find twin or queen sized kantha, simply use the search bar at the top of the main shop page - "twin" and "queen" will display all quilts that match that size.