Named after an ancient tribe of people who presently live in the wet rainforests of northwestern Ecuador and adjacent Colombia this Awa blanket is great for either your outdoor adventures or even for your simple moments of relaxation, to an indoor oasis on a cold dreary day. Whatever the weather may bring, this blanket will give extra comfort, vibe, and ambiance to life’s most treasurable moments. Ethically made and beautifully designed, it is HANDMADE by indigenous families from the highlands of Ecuador. This blanket is warm, soft, and has reversible colors! Perfect for gifts, keeping warm, or adding a fun touch to your decor!
This product is made by BEYOND BORDERS COLLECTIVE, an ethical brand based in Kansas City. Empowering and creating a positive impact is the heartbeat behind everything they do. From their partnership with the artisans who create their blankets to the partnerships, they have with other small businesses around the globe.
They believe that it’s all about the simple things and their desire is for everyone to experience the quality and value of each product and the people behind it.
It all began when Raul, an entrepreneur from Quito, Ecuador, and Kirsten, a missionary from a small town in the heart of Nebraska met and fell in love with each other while Kirsten was volunteering in Ecuador. As they were getting to know each other, Raul introduced Kirsten to the art and beauty of textile blankets crafted by indigenous families from the city of Otavalo in the highlands of Ecuador. They purchased their first blanket together as friends and as their relationship evolved, that blanket became the perfect element in their relationship and life. Beyond Borders Collective was then founded in 2017.
Their partnership’s factories not only focus on high-quality materials, technology and manufacturing, but they are also cruelty-free. They work hand-in-hand with talented artisans to create and provide unique/exclusive designs and color schemes for their retailers. With this, they strive for things to be done with excellence, quality, and care. Every time you purchase one of their blankets you are not only supporting their small business but the economy of their worldwide creators by keeping their partnerships strong and sustainable.
Every blanket the artisans create begins with the inspiration of nature and their Andean heritage embodied in each design to represent the uniqueness of their roots. Once that is perfected, they bring their inspirations to life! With some hands-on details to enhance their final product, they create a blanket that accents your life with its extraordinary design and value.
The company makes all efforts to use eco-friendly fibers and materials whenever possible. The yarn their artisans use to craft each blanket with its intricate designs and color schemes is 100% post-consumer recycled acrylic yarn from repurposed acrylic materials. Easy to care for and hypoallergenic, especially for those allergic to wool.
Stylish & Handmade
There’s just something special about handmade products. The love and care that goes into each and every piece are evident, and it’s this passion that makes them so unique and special. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, a handmade product is sure to bring joy to your life and you’ll be getting a one-of-a-kind item that won’t be found in any big box store.
Sweet On The Planet
Have you ever thought about how your lifestyle choices might be affecting the planet? If not, now is the time to start! Making small changes in the way we live can have a big impact on preserving our planet. From sustainable materials to upcycled designs, today’s eco-fashion designers are proving that you can look good and do good at the same time.
Our products are carbon neutral thanks to sustainable practices, like using natural materials and buying offsets. We strive every day to minimize the environmental impact of everything we create and sell.
Supporting Small Businesses
In a world where it seems like almost anything can be bought and sold, it’s more important than ever to incentivize and support indie makers. Every purchase helps keep small and independent businesses alive and thriving, incentivizing fair labor and fair wages.
Kathryn (verified owner) –
Class. Very good-for such a price!
Kelly (verified owner) –
I found the perfect gift for my sister. I will definitely be back for more.
Ruby (verified owner) –
Beautiful throw, nice and large, covers our ugly sofa completely! Pretty pattern, fits in well with boho theme. Highly recommend!
Jenna (verified owner) –
This throw is absolutely gorgeous! I highly recommend this seller and these items. You wont be disappointed! ☺️
Zoe (verified owner) –
This throw is beautiful and looks so good on my bed; really adding character to my room. Fast shipping too. Thank you!
Tess (verified owner) –
Absolutely love this throw! Gorgeous detailing and great quality – washes well! Such a statement piece at an amazing price.
Alexis (verified owner) –
Beautiful throw and pattern looks exactly like the picture. A lovely addition to my room!