It is important to us that our scarves are made by happy hands. This is why Bahini collaborates with carefully selected Fair Trade certified suppliers that gives marginalized women a helping hand. With good working conditions and a fair pay, our suppliers gives women a chance to become independent and to live a life in freedom. All our Fair trade suppliers work with the WFTO ten principles.
The materials and dyes used for our scarves are plant-based and sustainable to ensure that you, our workers, and Mother Earth loves them just as much as we do.
Bamboo plantations require very little maintenance and can be grown without pesticides or chemicals thanks to its own antibacterial agent called bamboo-kun. Aso it is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet and its little need of water and energy it is an extremely renewable resource that can survive through both drought as well as flooding.
Our bamboo yarn is made by a mechanical-bacterial process similar to retting flax into linen. The woody part of the bamboo is crushed mechanically before a natural enzyme retting and washing process is used to break down the walls and extract the bamboo fibre. The resulting yarn has a silky touch and is very durable. The natural bamboo linen used for our scarves is four times more absorbent than cotton fabric. You can enjoy wearing your scarf, no matter the weather. Making it versatile and a great travel/work/leisure companion - all year around.
We only use eco-friendly colours for our products that are safe for all workers and ban any toxic compounds such as chlorine bleach or carcinogens.
For our Nature collection we have dyed the scarves using locally sourced seasonal plants. For our Stockholm collection we only use eco-friendly azo-free dyes.
We do our best to leave as little a footprint on the planet as possible. Each scarf is packed and shipped in plastic free, 100% recycled FSC-certified kraft paper boxes printed with eco-friendly white ink. All the choices we make, from yarn to hang-tag, are based on kindness towards nature.