Flamboyant by name, this stunning and natural wall hanging is made from jute string, little red beads and carob seed pods. The seed pods belong to the wonderfully named flamboyant tree. This is a large supplier based in Bangladesh with two and a half thousand employees, who are mainly women. One hundred and forty are support staff, one thousand artisans work in the factories and five hundred work from home. The remainder are sub-contractors. Whilst most of the workers come from rural areas and are mainly poor women, widows or divorcees, the support teams are highly skilled experts that are specialised in their fields. All employees receive many benefits in addition to their wages including the Provident Fund for retirement, gratuity, medical allowances; annual leave and a share of the profit. All of the products this supplier produces are handmade from natural materials and two percent of the annual profit goes towards community development. The innovative company are currently going through the process of setting up and testing a solar dryer for their handmade paper items and two of their factories have effluent treatment plants installed. This company is a 'Guaranteed Fair Trade' certified company by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). The primitive textures of this beautifully simple textile are calming, yet eye-catching and far from flamboyant. The opposite in fact. Get back in touch with nature with this sublimely uncomplicated wallhanging straight from the fruits of Mother Nature.
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Dimensions: W:40cm H:98cm
*Please note the wooden s-hook is not included.