Fabulous, Fairytale, Fair Trade Shawls at Itsashawlthing.com

The launch of a unique website shows the shawl as the next must have fashion item not just any shawl but fabulous fairytale fair trade shawls.

Galway, Ireland, October 08, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Cashmere for luxurious pashminas, sumptuous silks, cheerful cottons and the more unusual nettle and pineapple fibres in a kaleidoscope of stunning colours are all used in the fair trade shawl collection.

All the shawls are handmade often using traditional skills by women's cooperatives, artisans and small producer groups in Nepal, Guatemala, India, Laos and Tibet. The designers of the fair trade shawl collections hope that by supporting these groups they can enhance the lives in a positive way and contribute towards a sustainable and fair income. Helping to make a difference.

“Itsashawlthing a passion for shawls”.
The founder of the company says "In fact we like them so much that we started our small unique company itsashawlthing.com to sell fair trade shawls. We have a great respect for the people that make our shawls."

They believe that the shawl is the most under rated fashion item. How to get the best out of a shawl and how to wear the shawl to suit the mood are all covered on the website, with a little bit of shawl history too. The shawls are categorised to illustrate the many ways we can all wear these fabulous shawls: After8, Opulence, Travel, Out&About, Relax, TheBiz, Mum2B and 4Him (this may be the ultimate answer to what to give the man that has everything).

Itsashawlthing is confident of a positive contribution to the green clothing scene. A fair trade shawl can extend the life of garments. An evening shawl can add new life to the evening dress and cunningly disguise its previous evening out. The unique range always includes shawls made from sustainable fibres. The current range includes a stunning shawl made from nettle fibres, harvested from the foothills of the Himalayas that looks like antique lace. The Autumn 07 range includes shawls made from Pineapple fibres, gossamer light in brilliant colours.

Finally a few words from a dedicated shawl wearer: "There is no doubt that wearing a well chosen shawl can lift the confidence and boost the mood of the wearer. It may have something to do with the wrap around nature of the garment. It offers support when needed, colour and lightness. A well chosen fair trade shawl will be a good friend. Give it a try, it works."

Its A Shawl Thing
Sarah Howcroft
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