At west elm, we pride ourselves on collaborating with artisans across the world to deliver exquisite products that make your home a beautiful place. Through our partnerships, we also strive to make a positive impact on the artisans and communities behind our products. Our Eco Tasar Collaboration consists of a partnership with the Eco Tasar silk workshop in rural India, whose mission is to create sustainable livelihoods for women through local, community-based work. Offering exclusive cushions and throws made of raw silk and cotton that is spun into yarn, this collection is sure to brighten up your home.
Eco Tasar has 16 years of experience empowering tribal families of Jharkhand by creating wage opportunities in the Tasar silk value chain. Through our collaboration, we support equipping local people with the technical, organisational, negotiating and networking skills that facilitates fulfillment of their goals. With each purchase of an Eco Tasar product, you help to conquer economic poverty and enhance the livelihood capabilities of these artisans and give them access to sustainable income-earning opportunities. You’ll love telling the story of each piece to your friends and family as they admire your stunning decor.
Tasar, which is often referred to as "wild silk," is a naturally produced silk that has a multitonal look and subtle texture. This collection features decorative cushions in patterned and solid styles to suit your preferences. Two-toned cushions are perfect for a colour-block look while solid pillows can be used to instantly update any room. The patterned silk cushions in this collection feature geometric prints in neutral and vibrant colours so you can match an existing design or create an entirely new style. Silk is one of the strongest natural fibres, meaning these cushions are long lasting and ideal for even the busiest homes.
Most cushion covers in this collection accommodate 51 cm square cushion inserts so you can add them to your sofa or bed for plush comfort. The two-tone cushion covers from Eco Tasar accommodate a 30 cm wide by 53 cm long pillow insert for a perfect fit. Add a touch of funky style with fringe cushion that create a casual and laid-back silhouette. These long cushions are ideal for adding lumbar support so you can maintain good posture while square cushion are ideal for propping yourself up in bed while watching movies.
Our Eco Tasar Collaboration features handcrafted cushions in a wide range of colours to suit your preferences. Create a design inspired by the natural world with cushions in stone white, green bark or shale. For a design that is a little brighter, go for horseradish, papaya and blue teal to brighten up your room in an instant. Whatever style you are creating, you’re sure to find a suitable hue to create your dream space. The colour-block cushions from Eco Tasar are hand embroidered and hand printed while solid cushions are made of hand-spun silk. All of our cushion covers feature a button closure to ensure the covers stay firmly in place, even if you use them every day.
Each item from our Eco Tasar Collaboration is made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility in India. This means that each item is produced while ensuring worker’s and indigenous people’s rights through every step of production. You can rest easy knowing that each purchase ensures that the artisans behind these creations are properly compensated and cared for. Keep your Eco Tasar cushions looking gorgeous by properly caring for them. Cushions in this collection that are made from 100 percent cotton can be spot cleaned with a damp white cloth. Make sure to blot to remove excess water and then air dry to maintain shape. For silk Eco Tasar cushions, it’s best to dry clean to preserve the integrity of the fine threads.