The entire collection is handmade by hundreds of local woman in Madagascar, using traditional techniques.
For the first time I saw her scarves in Nantes in the Selvedge booth. (Selvedge is a magazine for interiour and fashion designers)
Her scarves are a bit expensive so I did not buy one the first year and not the second year, but this year I could not resist this amazing crochet work.
So now I can say that I am the proud owner of a Sophie Digard scarf!!! Tadah.......
There are really tiny pompons and so many colors crocheted in a grey 'frame'. Its not easy to capture the colors and the small flowers but believe me the scarf is GORGEOUS.
On this site you could read more about Sophie Digard. The auther also did some research about the question if here work are fair Trade products. She found that sophie is client of a company that supports the idea of humanitarian craft work.
Months ago i started to make my own Sophie scraf, crocheted with two threads of auriful wool and a 1,50 hook. I love the result and I 've got a lot of compliments in Nantes but the result has nothing to do with a real Sophie piece of art.
But I don't give up. I bought gorgeous, wool/silk thread here , to crochet with hook 1,50 , so ....to be continued!