A contemporary take on the dreamcatcher, this simple elongated affair has handmade clay beads, cane that has been painstakingly teased into a perfect circle, natural betel nuts hung at varying heights and a single, solitary feather. The uncomplicated appearance is at odds with the technical and artisan skill with which it is made. It is a beautiful stand-alone accessory.
Supplier Info: This large supplier is based in Bangladesh and employs two and a half thousand artisans, one thousand of whom work in the factories, five hundred are homeworkers and the remainder are sub-contractors, plus over a hundred support staff. Women doe the manufacturing work and the men are hired for support work only. These artisans mainly come from rural areas, are poor as they are usually widows or divorcees. The support teams are highly skilled experts that are specialised in the fields they work in. All of the employees receive many benefits in addition to their wages which include Provident Fund pensions, gratuity, medical allowance, annual leave and a share of the profit. All of the products this supplier produces are handmade from natural materials, including natural and AZO free dyes, plus 2% of the profit from this company is used annually for community development such as school resources and environmental measures. This company is a Guaranteed Fair Trade certified company by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).
Why we love this product!
- Fair Trade
- Simply artisan
- Each one is different
- A beautifully, simple-looking accessory that belies the artisan skill involved in its making
Dimensions: W: 20cm H: 100cm