First things first – what does ‘Khushi Kantha’ mean?
Are the products made from vintage saris?
What do you mean by ‘reclaimed and ethically produced’ cotton?
Our handmade textiles are created from multiple layers of 100% cotton fabric:
Is the cotton organic?
What do you mean when you say your products are 'handmade'?
How do I know Happy Blankets are safe for little ones?
How thick is a Happy Blanket?
Our Happy Blankets are made from four layers of breathable 100% cotton.
Can the products go in the washing machine?
Yes! We recommend that you gentle wash our handmade textiles at 30 degrees with similar colours
What about the tumble dryer?
As a social enterprise, protecting the environment is a core part of our mission.
As such, we don’t recommend that you tumble dryer our products – or dry-clean them.
How are the products packaged?
Every single product has a label featuring the hand-stitched name of the artisan who made it, and comes packaged in its own re-usable drawstring bag, hand-crafted from a vintage sari offcut.
Yes - that means you get a FREE upcycled sari gift bag with every purchase!
Our packaging inserts provide care instructions and explain our social enterprise story.
The inserts for our Happy Blankets include the photo and story of the mother who made your specific blanket.
Are there different designs?
Khushi Kantha’s designs represent a cultural fusion, combining traditional Bengali ‘kantha’ stitching and animal motifs with geometric patterns and a contemporary colour palette.
We offer four embroidery options, named after some of our favourite parts of North-West Bangladesh:
Can I choose the colours?
Yes - we offer bespoke versions of all our products!
Our colourway options are named after the mothers who stitch our blankets and their children.
Our signature Happy Blankets - and most of our other handmade textiles - are a different colour on each side – so it’s like getting two blankets in one!
But we can use the same colours on both sides if you prefer.
Do you offer personalisation?
Yes – we offer personalised versions of our Happy Blankets, tote bags and cushion covers!
We’ve debated this issue….as some of our potential customers have pointed out, personalisation seems to go against our sustainable ethos, because ‘it means our Happy Blankets can’t be passed down, from child to child.’
Ultimately, however, it is our customers’ decision whether they would be happy to re-use a blanket for a new child that has the name of an older sibling/cousin/friend etc. on it. We're keen to explore offering a ‘re-embroidering’ service (if indeed that’s a word!)
And we're also conscious that we’re trying to establish ourselves in a very competitive market, with zero marketing, PR or advertising budget – so there is a certain need to ‘give the people what they want!’ and a lot of people love personalised items, especially for little ones 🙂
How long does delivery take?
If you order something that's in stock, we aim to dispatch UK orders within 24 to 48 hours, and they tend to take up to three working days.
Please let us know if you've left your order late, and we will see what we can do to help with a speedy delivery!
International orders involve queuing up at the post office, so they tend to take up to 48 hours to send out. We use Royal Mail International Tracked - see here for estimated delivery times.
Bespoke orders take approximately two months to be created and shipped from Bangladesh. We will provide a more specific timeframe as soon as we receive your order - but if you'd like this info before placing an order, please contact email@example.com for an estimate.
Do you offer free delivery?
Yes, we offer free delivery on all orders within the UK!We charge delivery on international orders based on estimated costs - delivery cost will automatically be added at checkout, but please contact us if you have any questions.