How your purchase is helping communities worldwide.
- Supporting more than 130 partners in 35 countries
- Delivering employment, income and social support to more than 50,000 people
- Assisting recovery in Nepal, India and Vanuatu after earthquakes, floods and cyclones
- Bringing $19.5 million worth of products to Australian shelves in the last five years
- Supplying 22,532 kilograms of Fair Trade coffee to the Australian market in the last 12 months
Papier mache (literally "chewed paper" in French) gained popularity worldwide because of its versatility. Historically it has been used in a wide range of applications, from functional to artistic. It makes up the colourful products of many folk traditions, such as this box from Nepal. Historically paper mache was a good way to re-use material which was then expensive and hard to access. An important advantage is that it can be very strong while remaining very light.
Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 12 cm
Made from: Papier mache
Round Box Medium$19.95
Sana Hastakala – means "small handicrafts" in Nepali – has been working with artisans from all over Nepal, boosting their income through providing them with steady, fair paid work since 1989. The non-profit organisation helps to revive and preserve traditional handicraft techniques. The organisation is especially aimed at empowering women from mountain areas, who lack economic independence and access to health care and education. Any profits generated from sales are used to provide the artisans with financial assistance.
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