Wendy Summer combines her love of textiles and Afghan embroidery for a good cause
After multiple visits to Afghanistan, Wendy Summer learned firsthand the fervent desire parents have to see their children educated. That is why she created the ZAANHA Fund, a commitment to send Afghan children to school through the creation and distribution of silk scarves and embroidered home décor articles.
Watch Wendy Summer showcase some of the embroidered scarves and explain the origins of ZAANHA:
To Recap: “Afghan women do extraordinary embroidery, I love textiles and I said ‘Hey, maybe I can work with them to really improve their product.’ Maybe I can bring some great fabric over….and create some really gorgeous products that the West can look at and say ‘Wow! These are all handmade!’ And that’s what I did.”
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