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Holiday Gift Guide

November 17, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide

This set of gifts is for all those people in your life who love
something creative, unique, handmade and fun!
holiday gift guide at Mehera shaw
hand block printed homewares Christmas gifts
Beautifully hand made gifts that you'll admire,
use and enjoy over and over.
Thoughtfully curated and affordable.
Our gift collection is available
on our online shopping through the 
and at our Chapel Hill, NC POP-UP SHOPS
upcycled hearts at Mehera Shaw

Upcycled Gifts

We got upcycled accessories and holiday ornaments such as hand stitched Christmas stockings, stuffed animal ornament sets, origami fabric flowers, fabric jewelry to name a few.  All are made by our women artisans as part of our upcycling project.  The project is a collaboration with our non-profit, Meher Road Foundation and is a skills building and job creation program for women artisans which also makes use of post production scrap fabric.

 

 

 

Mehera Shaw holiday gifts - napkins

Homewares Gifts

Our homewares collection includes hand block printed napkins, tea towels, tablecloths, aprons, robes and quilts in organic cotton.

 

Mehera Shaw block printing kit

Accessories

We've got some very fun hand block printing kits which come with 4 white napkins, 4 blocks and an indigo block printed mini-bag.  Blocks can be stamped in patterns as shown using easily accessible stamp pads from most art supply shops. We've also got scarves in organic cotton and cotton/silk--all hand printed and quilted cosmetic and tote bags.

Visit us online here or at our upcoming pop-ups in Chapel Hill (click here for details).  For those of you in Chapel Hill, we'll be doing mini block printing demonstrations --make and take home your own hand printed napkin!




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Fit/Sizing/Care

FIT

Our styles are meant to give room to breath and move.  We use fine tailoring coupled with a relaxed, comfortable fit.

We use a fit guide for each of our styles to provide more information about the fit that was intended.

Slim Fit: a close fit to the body. Regular Fit: a comfortable, relaxed fit with room around the body. Generous Fit: a very loose fit (such as in our oversized blouses) with lots of room around the body for ease of movement.

SIZING

h4XS/ 36

h4S/ 38

h4M/40

h4L/ 42

h4XL/44

h4chest

h435.5 inches/ 90 cm

h437.5 inches/95 cm

h439.5 inches/ 100 cm

h441.5 inches/ 105 cm

h444.5 inches. 113 cm

h44cm extra from body

h4waist

h426 inches/ 66 cm

h428 inches/ 71 cm

h430 inches/ 76 cm

h432 inches/ 81 cm

h435 inches/ 89 cm

h4fitted

h4low waist

h428 inches/71 cm

h430 inches/76 cm

h432 inches/ 81 cm

h434 inches/ 86 cm

h437 inches/ 94 cm

h4fitted

h4hip

h437 inches/ 94 cm

h439 inches/ 99 cm

h441 inches/ 104 cm

h443 inches/ 109 cm

h446 inches/ 1

h44cm extra from body

WASHCARE

All garments have been washed several times during the printing/dyeing and manufacturing process.  

CARE for 100% cotton

We recommend cold water machine wash (up to 30 degrees celsius) with a bio detergent and either tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade for all of our 100% cotton garments/homewares (except for quilts).  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.  

Do not use bleach or stain remover.

Cold water wash and low heat drying or line drying in the shade will increase the life of the garment, prolong the vibrancy of the colors and reduce energy use. Shrinkage on all cottons is minimal, approximately 3%.

Garments/homewares are dyed or printed using AZO free, low-impact, pigment or reactive dyes unless otherwise noted.  These dyes are color-fast, but care should still be taken to wash with like colors to retain the vibrancy of the colors.

CARE for 100% cotton quilts

For quilts with cotton fill, we recommend spot or light surface cleaning only with a damp cloth and mild detergent.  Eco-friendly dry cleaning is also recommended. 

CARE for herbal/vegetable dye items

Vegetable dyes are not colorfast and are specifically marked in the product description.  We strongly recommend that all vegetable dye products be washed once before use in a cold water wash with minimal detergent.  Wash separately. Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  Iron on reverse side.  Do not use bleach or stain remover.

Please keep in mind that indigo dye does continually fade over time.  This is the nature of true indigo dye and is not a defect, but rather a sign of the 'living' nature of the dye.

CARE for silk and cotton/silk

For our silk and cotton silk garments/homewares, we also recommend gentle cycle machine wash cold water (up to 30 degrees celsius) or delicate hand washing to increase the life of the garment and reduce the environmental footprint from energy use, detergents and water wastage.  

Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.

Do not use bleach or stain remover.

Dry cleaning using an eco-friendly service is also recommended.

CARE for linen and cotton/linen

For our linen and cotton linen garments/homewares, we also recommend gentle cycle machine wash cold water (up to 30 degrees celsius) or delicate hand washing to increase the life of the garment and reduce the environmental footprint from energy use, detergents and water wastage.  

Tumble dry on low heat or line dry in shade.  

Iron on reverse side of garment following fabric settings.

Do not use bleach or stain remover.

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