Red and Black Patterned Scarf
Fair trade, hand printed in India. Made of cashmere and silk.
Symbology is out to make fair trade sexy. We merge artisanal fabric techniques with fashion forward designs that give our customers a one-of-a-kind item that connects women in a global community.
Each collection showcases a series of motifs and symbols that are imbued with meaning, reflecting the deep heritage behind the piece. Many cultures in disparate parts of the world, throughout different eras, have used strikingly similar motifs in their art forms--a reflection of our shared humanity, which founder Marissa Heyl used as inspiration to name the company Symbology.
Symbology uses fashion as a platform to empower women, preserve handmade crafts and provide sustained employment and fair wages to marginalized artisans. Each piece is handcrafted by women artisans in developing countries using traditional fabric techniques like block printing, tie dye and embroidery.
We believe that the well-being of our artisans is central to who we are as a company, which is why we pay each of our artisans a livable wage, allowing them to provide for their families. Through sustained work opportunities and involvement in the design process, our artisan partners can affect change not just in their own lives, but our world.