On March 20, for the second time this month Rubia will co-sponsor the showing of “Girl Rising,” the feature film at the center of a global campaign to educate girls.Read More
Show some LOVE for Afghan artisans as well as your sweetheart, mother, or sister this Valentine's Day.
Send an exquisite sachet hand- embroidered by Afghan women. Skilled hands of women, young and old, stitch traditional designs with plant-dyed threads. Indigo blue peacocks, persimmon orange swirling suns, Rubia* red poppies, any of these ancient patterns could adorn your heart sachet.
Each item is a unique piece of folk art.
Let us choose one for you. These fragrant hearts are filled with organic lavender and backed with recycled silk and taffeta from bridal gowns. Your purchase benefits marginalized women who earn a fair wage for their time-intensive handwork. At the same time, it preserves their heritage art form—women’s hand embroidery. In Afghanistan, years of war have endangered this cultural tradition, passed from the fingers of mothers to daughters for centuries.
To order, click here on bonafidegreengoods
* Rubia is named after the red matta root.
We at Rubia believe that empowerment of — not violence towards —women and girls is the key to progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rubia salutes Malala Yousafzai for her bravery in speaking out for girls’ education in Pakistan. May the power of this 14 year old’s voice echo and revolutionize girls’ education in the region.Read More
Rubia's Sewing Confidence program received a $5,000 grant from TD Charitable Foundation to pilot a new business management training series for seamstresses. "Confidence with Money, Business Management" will run from January to June, 2013.Read More