Hand-painted Batik Placemat - (Set of Four )
Put a piece of art in every place setting with this hand-batiked placemat. Made from bark-weave cotton, the mat measures 15.5 by 12.5 inches excluding fringe and has a dyed cotton backing.
Set in the heart of Tynwald Industrial Park in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tonga Textiles is comprised of a dedicated team of artisans. Through art, they believe that they can make a positive difference in society. Tonga Textiles employs both men and women in the community. Through their training program, their artisans are empowered to work for themselves, thus alleviating poverty within the community. Tonga Textiles is a fair-trade company. Our values of sustainability practices, quality and teamwork are at the heart of all our work.
The mission is to offer income-generating opportunities to craftspeople in developing countries by following fair trade practices including paying in advance at least the market price for items, ensuring that craftspeople receive payment, and ensuring that the craftspeople work in fair working conditions. We work directly with artisans, craftspeople, and producer groups to achieve these goals and hopefully help improve the lives of some of the people with whom we share this planet.
- Supports Artisans
- Fair Wage/Trade
- Creates Jobs