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Visit to the artisans of Sabahar

Wonderful scarves from a wonderful organisation in Ethiopia


Anyone who ever visited Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, in ‘winter time’ knows that a scarf here is no luxury. Because of its high altitude this city can be chilly, even cold!

Sjaals van SabaharNo wonder that the Ethiopian women love to wear their traditional, very fine but surprisingly warm cotton scarves.

Sabahar builds on Ethiopia’s age-old knowledge to turn high quality cotton into soft, comfy scarves, but not without giving it its own twist.



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View the scarves and shawls of Sabahar in the webshop >>

Autumn

Indian summer. Crisp air, sunny days, the earthy scent of autumn.
We love the flower prints and the revival of ethnic prints in this season's fashion! Mix and match and keep yourself warm with one of our shawls.

Also more tough looking outfits go very well with a scarf or shawl by Counting Flowers. With a bit of luck we won't be needing our wintercoats anytime soon.

Some suggestions:
Wollen sjaal Thar Pakistan
Merino wollen sjaal midnight
Katoenen sjaal Deborah

In the spotlight: colourful katha scarf

Handmade by women from Basha in Bangladesh


Extraordinary silk Fairtrade scarf from Bangladesh, perfect for this season! Each piece is unique, and handmade by one of the women of Basha, a local Fairtrade organisation.

The scarf is made from the silk of two saris in contrasting patterns and is sewn in typical kantha style.

View our collection kantha scarves in the webshop>>


Zijden sjaal kantha fantasy

Fair Fashionista 2014

Counting Flowers Founder Elike van Sluis is Fair Fashionista 2014. She is the winner of the Fair Fashionista competition, organised by the Dutch Fair Fashion Festival.

"Fair fashion is the answer for those who love fashion but don’t like the bad taste the mainstream fashion industry leaves.
I love to wear beautiful clothes but not on the backs of (young) women in developing countries. A cheap shirt isn’t that cheap after all. It’s just not you who is paying the price."

Agenda & news

 

Fair Fashion Festival

On 26 October the Dutch Fair Fashion Festival will take place.
The Festival will highlight fair fashion in different ways. You can visit workshops and shop till you drop at the Fair Fashion market. Or watch the latest fair fashion trends come to life on the catwalk.

Our scarves and shawls will be sold at the Festival's Fair Fashion market. If you happen to be in the Netherlands, do visit us, buy your favourite piece and receive 10% discount.

Sunday 26 October, 1-6pm, Winkel van Sinkel, Utrecht


Our website

Our website is undergoing a critical update. We want to make it even easier for you to find that beautiful scarf that matches your outfit.

We also revised our newsletter and hope you like it! www.countingflowers.co.uk.
 

Nepal

March 2015 we will visit the weavers in Nepal. We promise to bring back more cashmere and yak wool shawls. We are looking forward to all the beauty of the country and its people. We will keep you posted.

Send us your Counting Flowers selfie

Talking about Fair Fashion and the Fair Fashionista competition we realised that there are already many genuine Fair Fashionistas out there, wearing a scarf by Counting Flowers.

Counting Flowers selfieWrap your scarf around you and send us your own Counting Flowers selfie. Don't forget to mention your name.

The most beautiful / original selfies will be posted on our website!
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