Are you familiar with the House of Alva? They are based here in my corner of Northern California and they offer lovely, artisan-made scarves. They are a socially conscious brand that work with low-income women in India and with small-enterprises to produce scarves, as a way to improve their livelihoods and financial well-being. I met co-founder Mudita Tiwari for a cup of tea and was struck by her enthusiasm and her utter obsession with creating the perfect scarf and in helping and nurturing the artisan community. The House of Alva store has a selection of handwoven Cashmere, pure  silk, wool and cotton scarves. Today, they are giving away one scarf from their Royal Summer collection (pictured below) to you. I chose the colors I liked but there are more colors and patterns on their site…



The giveaway is open to residents of the United States. So, what do you have to do to take part?

  1. Subscribe to the House of Alva mailing list on their homepage (bottom of the page) –
  2. Bonus entries:
    1. Pin one your favorite items on their Pinterest Page
    2. Like House of Alva on Facebook
    3. Follow them on Twitter
    4. Follow them on Instagram  Be sure to come back and leave me  a comment stating that you subscribed/pinned/liked on FB or followed on Twitter etc. and help me keep track of the entries.  That’s it! The giveaway runs until Wednesday May 28th.

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  1. Natasha

    Hey Priya! The scarves look gorgeous, and all for a good cause too. I’m in! Following them on Instagram, FB and Twitter. I must say you have shown us so many good artisans, which I would never had discovered on my own – Kinche, Lai etc. Thank you!

  2. Parvathy

    Love all the colors. Once again I appreciate you ,Priya, for promoting the enterpreneurs who are trying to promote the livelihood of artisans.

    Keep it up.