This Fair Trade Reversible Stole is hand made by a sewing cooperative in Ecuador. Being hand made leads to a variation in fabric and stitching that ensures that no two sets are exactly alike.
These paraments include a cross design embroidered on traditional Ecuadorian fabrics. The colors are vibrant and unlike most other liturgical pieces.
A portion of your purchase goes to assist the ministry of women in Ecuador. See the narrative below about the Sibimbe Cooperative.
This set includes:
Stole Measurements: 5.5" W x 104" L
(measurements may vary because of the nature of the product)
About the Sibimbe Cooperative:
This sewing cooperative is named after the Sibimbe River, where the founding seamstresses learned to swim, in the Los Rios area of Ecuador. Like a river that connects people and places, Sibimbe connects these women who are learning to make their way in a global economy. This social enterprise partners with Escuela Anne Stevens and the non-profit Center for Contemplative Justice, both established by Reverend Becca Stevens of Nashville, Tennessee. Sibimbe launched its business by creating healing oil pouches for Thistle Farms, its sister in a shared trade alliance of social enterprises.
The Reverend Gina Angulo, priest at Escuela Anne Stevens, says, "The purpose of this cooperative is to provide decent work and to improve the quality of life for women. It is our hope that in the future there will be many more women that can be a part of Sibimbe.