Fabric of Life invites you to make special Father’s Day gift — for a good cause

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dear dadThe Fabric of Life fair trade boutique  invites you to stop by the shop Friday and Saturday and make a prayer flag for Father’s Day.

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Per Wikipedia: A prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes. Prayer flags are believed to have originated with Bon, which predated Buddhism in Tibet.

For a $6 donation, you’ll get everything you need to design three prayer flags, with all proceeds benefiting the rebuilding of Fabric of Life’s Health Clinic Nepal, which was destroyed by the recent earthquake.

You will make the flags using traditional Zimbabwe potato printing on African fabrics dyed by graduates of Fabric of Life’s Mali West Africa training center.

Fabric of Life is a non-profit retail shop featuring the work of artisans in developing nations. It’s located at 519 Main St., downtown Edmonds.

 

 

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