Visions of Coziness
There’s nothing better than coming home from a long day at work, retreating inside away from the summer heat and curling up with a luxuriously soft throw or relaxing on your bed surrounded by plump pillows.
Now imagine the heights that visions of coziness could reach if every time you tucked in a night, you were pleasantly reminded of the comfort you had brought to another person.
Sefte Living, a US-based purveyor of knit bedding, throws, and pillows specializes in just that: feel-good visions of coziness. Committed to socially and environmentally sound design, Sefte employs global artisans - mainly female - to fabricate its creations.
Wrap yourself in a subtly hued, light weight Paya throw. The 100% baby alpaca fiber comes from the Mirasol Project, a Fair Trade organization that uses its yarn profits to fight poverty, support community development and encourage self-respect and tolerance in Peruvian villages.
You will sleep blissfully beneath the 400 thread count Vinea duvet. Woven from organic cotton sourced in Italy, the duvets are hand-embroidered with flowering vines by several generations of Vietnamese women, who devote their earnings to keeping alive the ancient tradition of their craftwork.
Sefte pillows are filled with kapok which is an all natural, down-like fiber pulled from the seed pods of a kapok tree. Eco-friendly, sustainable, naturally germ and bacteria free, kapok is a luxurious substitute for feathers.
You may just want to stay in tonight … and tomorrow night as well!
The Mirasol Project is a scheme to improve the future of disadvantaged children in Peru and was set up in 2006. It is named after a little girl named Mirasol who helps tend a herd of 3,000 alpaca at the Mallkini ranch high in the sierras of the Peruvian Andes. She is one of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes who are particularly disadvantaged. Few of these people can read or write, their health is poor and there has been no escape from the relentless poverty they experience until now.