HelleK Kunst & Design
“HelleK Kunst & Design is a small shop located on the harbor in Hundested in Denmark. Here I sell arts and crafts from several different countries. I’m looking for the good story behind the products I sell. I have chosen to collaborate with Basha because they produce beautiful applied arts and crafts.
In addition, it is a project that supports women by giving them a place where they can learn something at the same time and gain faith and hope for a better future. I myself visited the project in Dhaka in 2019 and was very impressed to see the project and how the women and their children are being cared for.
Basha also thinks about sustainability by using recycled saris in their production.
“Decorator’s Notebook is born out of the belief that through ethical homeware and gifts we wish to promote and change lives and help others shop more consciously. We believe design, quality and ethics go hand-in-hand. We scour the globe sourcing beautiful pieces from fair trade groups, social enterprises and artisan co-operatives to offer you a collection of handcrafted products, which all have an inspirational social story to tell.
We are proud to continue to work and support the special women at Basha.
Our vintage sari quilts, shawls, scarves and bags are all one-of-a-kind, with unique sari patterns and colours that are both charming and practical. As beautiful products emerge from discarded cloth, broken lives are made whole again, stitch by stitch. We are so thrilled to be part of that!”.
We at Kantha Bae are very intentional about who we partner with, because our mission from the beginning has been to see people wholly, love them fully, and walk with open hands.
For this reason, we are proud to link arms with Basha, who provides sustainable livelihoods to women survivors. Currently, we carry Basha headwraps in our online store, and our baby swaddles and ring slings are made from Basha fabric as well.