11-inch Hand Painted Metal Pink Angel, Fair Trade Handmade in Haiti
11-inch Hand Painted Metal Pink Angel, F... $66.60
Hand-cut and embossed from steel drums by Haitian artisans, this hand-painted angel is 12 inches tall, making a great decorative piece. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the backside, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
16-inch Metalwork Angel - Wings Up Fair Trade Haiti SIGNED Handmade
16-inch Metalwork Angel - Wings Up Fair ... $95.25
Handmade from recycled steel drums by Haitian artisans, this metal art holiday angel is 16 inches tall, making a great decorative piece. The angel is large enough to be back-lit with a candle. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
Fair Trade Made Gnome More Covid 2021 Commemorative Ornament
Fair Trade Made Gnome More Covid 2021 Co... $32.00
This new ornament will be the hit of 2021. It is intricate, two pieces in one. The adorable gnome is hanging from a syringe with "COVID GNOME MORE" sewn on the syringe. Handcrafted by women artisans in Nepal. The syringe measures approximately 10 inches. The gnome is approximately 5.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches in diameter. 100% All Natural New Zealand Wool. Azo-free dyes. Due to the handmade nature, slight variations in size, exact color, shape, pattern, or other characteristics may be evident. Each piece is truly a unique work of art, lovingly crafted by hand. The Art of Felting: The first step to creating these beautiful felt pieces begins with gathering some of the world's finest sheep's wool from New Zealand. Making felted wool is an ages-old, time-consuming process of bonding fabric with fiber. This is a physical job where the artisans scrub, rub, roll and rinse the wool again and again with soapy water. Once the wool is bound into a sheet and the desired thickness is complete, the felt is laid out to dry. From there, the felt wool is cut and re-worked into many complex shapes and designs. The many sheets of wool might merge several colors to create patterns and layers. This takes a well-trained, talented artisan and is a true labor of love. The end results are colorful, one-of-a-kind textiles that are stunning to behold. We believe that hardworking African artisans, producers, and export agents hold the key to their own personal success and that the path to success requires a steady, committed pace. We can extend each artisan's channel of trades from local markets to the global marketplace, all the while providing them with options to work from the comfort of their own homes and communities. Secure in the knowledge that the fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs, and haggled prices, most artisans in the network promote their family's future by using earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children. Fair Trade Federation, a group of like-minded companies and organizations that adhere to: providing fair payment to workers in developing nations educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement ensuring the rights of children developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment promoting fair trade as the standard in commercial exchanges
Fair Trade Made White Felt Yeti Ornament
Fair Trade Made White Felt Yeti Ornament $28.00
This 5-inch tall holiday ornament is made from 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes. We believe that hardworking African artisans, producers, and export agents hold the key to their own personal success and that the path to success requires a steady, committed pace. We can extend each artisan's channel of trades from local markets to the global marketplace, all the while providing them with options to work from the comfort of their own homes and communities. Secure in the knowledge that the fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs, and haggled prices, most artisans in the network promote their family's future by using earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children. Fair Trade Federation, a group of like-minded companies and organizations that adhere to: providing fair payment to workers in developing nations educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement ensuring the rights of children developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment promoting fair trade as the standard in commercial exchanges
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Felt Bird Garden Ornament - Barn Swallow - Wild Woolies Fair Trade and Handmade
Felt Bird Garden Ornament - Barn Swallow... $36.00
These backyard bird ornaments live outside or inside made with 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes they are weatherproof. Meet the Artisans Walking into the Kathmandu production center's reception you are immediately greeted by a cheerful 'Namaste' ('I Salute the God Within You') with hands pressed together in a prayerful expression. Proceeding into any of the production halls you'll be greeted by a complete chorus of the same as dozens of ladies press felt into a variety of shapes, while others stitch, needle, and applique to finish hundreds of different styles of decorative items for export. Sheep's wool is an amazingly adaptable fiber. It can be dyed any color and when hand felted using warm mildly soapy water it can be molded into any shape, or then cut and sewn together as per your imagination. Because the felting and most of the stitching process are all done by hand with natural materials that can be sustainably harvested, hand felted products have a relatively soft impact on the environment. Commercial exports of felted products from Nepal have grown exponentially since around 2000, benefitting thousands of mostly women workers, production managers, and family businesses who help support their families and educate their children with their earnings. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
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Hand Painted 9 Inch Standing Metal Angel - Fair Trade and Handmade
Hand Painted 9 Inch Standing Metal Angel... $72.00 $93.60
This 9-inch tall angel is handmade in Haiti from scrap steel drums and hand-painted. Standing on its own, the angel is perfect for placing in front of a tea light. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the backside, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
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Piggles the Pig Felt Ornament Fair Trade Handmade
Piggles the Pig Felt Ornament Fair Trade... $36.00 $46.80
This 4" felt holiday ornament is made from 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes. Meet the Artisans Walking into the Kathmandu production center's reception you are immediately greeted by a cheerful 'Namaste' ('I Salute the God Within You') with hands pressed together in a prayerful expression. Proceeding into any of the production halls you'll be greeted by a complete chorus of the same as dozens of ladies press felt into a variety of shapes, while others stitch, needle, and applique to finish hundreds of different styles of decorative items for export. Sheep's wool is an amazingly adaptable fiber. It can be dyed any color and when hand felted using warm mildly soapy water it can be molded into any shape, or then cut and sewn together as per your imagination. Because the felting and most of the stitching process are all done by hand with natural materials that can be sustainably harvested, hand felted products have a relatively soft impact on the environment. Commercial exports of felted products from Nepal have grown exponentially since around 2000, benefitting thousands of mostly women workers, production managers, and family businesses who help support their families and educate their children with their earnings. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
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Saint George Wooden Icon Ornament
Saint George Wooden Icon Ornament $29.87 $39.99
Classic, timeless beauty of icons! Inspired by the famous icon paintings, this collection consists of replicas of authentic old world iconic works. Handcrafted in wood, replicas of authentic Old World Iconic Art are wonderful to hang as an ornament or wall plaque. These beautiful icon ornaments are the perfect gift for every occasion and for family and friends alike. *Some items may have slight variations due to the handcrafted nature of the art and wood-grains.
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Skiing Santa Felt Ornament Fair Trade and Handmade
Skiing Santa Felt Ornament Fair Trade an... $36.00 $46.80
This 6" felt holiday ornament is made from 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes. Meet the Artisans Walking into the Kathmandu production center's reception you are immediately greeted by a cheerful 'Namaste' ('I Salute the God Within You') with hands pressed together in a prayerful expression. Proceeding into any of the production halls you'll be greeted by a complete chorus of the same as dozens of ladies press felt into a variety of shapes, while others stitch, needle, and applique to finish hundreds of different styles of decorative items for export. Sheep's wool is an amazingly adaptable fiber. It can be dyed any color and when hand felted using warm mildly soapy water it can be molded into any shape, or then cut and sewn together as per your imagination. Because the felting and most of the stitching process are all done by hand with natural materials that can be sustainably harvested, hand felted products have a relatively soft impact on the environment. Commercial exports of felted products from Nepal have grown exponentially since around 2000, benefitting thousands of mostly women workers, production managers, and family businesses who help support their families and educate their children with their earnings. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.