Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
Jubilee Traders’ fair trade, hand-block printed table linen collection will showcase Wisteria Blossom, a new pattern for spring, at NY NOW, the Market for Home & Lifestyle in the Handmade Global Design section located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, from February 1-5, 2014. Wisteria Blossom was inspired by Radiant Orchid, the Color of the Year 2014. Each of Jubilee Traders' 15 patterns are handcrafted by artisans in a small artisan workshop in Sanganer, outside of Jaipur, India, using a combination of eco-friendly dyeing and traditional block printing techniques.
Versatile and colorful, these 100% cotton tablecloths, napkins, place mats, and table runners are machine washable and maintain their vibrant colors for many years. The handmade designs are exclusive to Jubilee Traders, and are intended to enrich and enliven home decor. “Each table linen represents an artisan who is using their skills to support their families, educate their children, and build toward a future of dignity and hope. By purchasing Jubilee Traders linens, you join our efforts to change the world for the better,” said Paul Culler, co-owner. The linens can be found at retailers across the US.
The art of hand-block printing has existed in Jaipur for generations, and many of the artisans originally belonged to the traditional "chippa," or hand-block printing caste. Jubilee Traders exists to keep the art of hand-block printing alive and was purchased by Paul and Lois Culler in 2012. Since then, they have expanded their customer base and given more work to the artisans in India by refining existing designs and adding more patterns based on demand and tabletop trends.
As members of the Fair Trade Federation of North America (FTF), Jubilee Traders is fully committed to fair trade and has built long-term relationships with the people who make their products. This commitment assures stability, full transparency in the supply chain, that workers are paid promptly and fairly, and work in safe conditions with no child labor. FTF members also promote cultural identity and encourage environmentally sustainable practices.
To see the entire line of table linens, please visit http://www.JubileeTraders.com. For a line sheet or for more information, please contact us at info(at)jubileetraders(dot)com.