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Yellow Canary - Felt Coin Purse Fair Trade

$18.00 USD

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A pretty yellow canary stands on a birthday bunting flag on this adorable applique on little coin purse. Perfect for any little girl to keep her treasures safe!

Features:

100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes

Dimensions: 5 inches by 3.5 inches

Hand felted and applique details are done by a Fair Trade women's group

Fair Trade

Handmade by a womens felting business in Kathmandu, Nepal, that emphasizes providing skills and income opportunities to women of greater need. Wild Woolies is a brand of dZi Handmade Designs, who provide economic stability, safe working conditions and living wages for over 300 felt and knit artisans living in the Kathmandu valley.

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 is 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. 

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