York Scarves (UK, India - Fair Trade)

York Scarves

York Scarves - started on a market stall in 2004 to bring the delights of Indian Scarves to the people of Yorkshire - and now beyond.

York Scarves, set up by Chris Adby and still very much a small family business, deals almost exclusively with a small co-operative in Northern India.

This co-operative was actually started in 1977 and is built on the principle of a 'cottage industry' - some houses hold weaving looms, some specialise in dyeing; others in stitching and tasselling.

Making Net Scarves on a Nail Frame
Frame for making net scarves
Worker using a traditional handloom