Yvette Sand & Slate Scarf
Product Description

Yvette Sand & Slate Scarf by Heshima Kenya. Soft and lightweight scarf featuring resist dyeing in beautiful shades of slate, sand, copper and mocha.

  • Rayon and Cotton blend
  • Size: 32" x 88"
  • Made in Kenya

Care: Hand wash and dry flat. Refresh the scarf by ironing or steaming.

Please Note: Handmade scarves can vary in size by 2"

Heshima Kenya is a unique non-profit organization that through a holistic approach provides shelter, education, vocational training, case management support, and advocacy to participants and their children who have experienced the detrimental effects of war, the loss of their families, and, in many cases, kidnapping, rape, trafficking, unlawful detainment, and torture. At Heshima, they have the opportunity to participate in their trade program, The Maisha Collective, in which refugee women and girls in the Maisha Collective design and create each scarf. 

Maisha Collective scarves are hand-dyed using a traditional African dyeing technique called resist dyeing. Because every scarf is handmade and one-of-a-kind, the pattern or color may vary slightly from the photo. Each scarf comes with a tag depicting the woman that created your scarf, and where she is originally from in Africa.

Your scarf purchase contributes directly to the wages of each woman—100% of scarf proceeds are reinvested into the women and girls in Heshima Kenya’s safe house in Nairobi, where the money is divided evenly and distributed as a monthly stipend. Most importantly, your purchase inspires each woman’s journey to become Ambassadors who support, empower and ultimately protect other refugee women. Truly, every scarf tells a story.