This Gaya scarf has been made by the skilled hands of Muslim-Indian workers from Varanasi, India. It could be that you are supporting a Muslim-family that owns weaving frames in their home. Weaving has been their tradition for ages, and they proudly pass on their knowledge of weaving from one generation to the next. The other possibility is that your scarf is been made in a factory where working conditions are good and people get paid a decent salary per piece.
What does my buy mean for the Floki Heroes?
A part of this scarf will be donated in a medical fund when your scarf comes from the factory. Why that is? Because in India, it is not common to get paid when one stays home sick for a day or two. That means the Floki Hero doesn’t only miss out on his salary, it is even harder to get around when you have to buy expensive medicine. From our medical fund people can get up to three days of compensation when ill, and they can hand in their receipts for the medicine bought.
When your scarf is made by the Muslim-hand at home, they will get a bonus on top of the price normally paid. This way, we all can gain a better welfare.