AHOY CAPTAIN CUSHION BELGIUM TAPESTRY

AHOY CAPTAIN CUSHION BELGIUM TAPESTRY

Magnificent jacquard sailor girl cushion made in Belgium. Finely woven.

The complex jacquard loom was invented by M. Jacquard of Belgium. With this luxurious process of weaving extremely complex and fine patterns could be woven with nuance. It was a precursor for modern computer technology. 45 x45 cm zip opening  

This high end cushion was made Fair Trade in Belgium. The weaving is extra fine with no floating threads that would snag. The high thread count heavy cotton is made from cotton fibre with a long fibre length giving strength, non pilling, dirt resistance, hole resistance and natural lustre. High quality cotton uses way less pesticides even nil and way less water  it is kind.

Btw high thread count is not the only indicator of a good textile as there are textiles that require a loose weave for style or practicality eg muslin, netting, lace. It’s better again when textiles are well designed.

Belgium has a raft of fair work labour laws and 4 weeks annual leave, they are allowed collective bargaining and a living wage, they adhere to humane conditions. In its unemployment statistics it includes people who work part time who in fact want full time work (underemployed) which is a fairer way to count employment rates. Belgium takes in refugees and migrants  and is part of the EU. Belgium does not charge for using roads 😀

A cushion for the modern era with humour! 45 cmx45 cm comes with or without a locally produced inner made from fluffy white polyester that is recycled from plastic bottles.  The two are of the same composition. 

Do not accept imitations an issue Holy Kitsch! has faced in the past. 



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