Tiger Kids Rug, Supports Fair trade Artisans in Nepal
Every piece of handmade felt in this collection starts life as a drawing on a farmhouse table. From here, the drawing goes to Kathmandu in Nepal. Where over 100 Nepalese Woman are employed with fair trade wages.
‘Wet felting’ designs get made into prototypes by skilled felt makers and seamstresses. A traditional craft of the Nepalese villages, wet felt making and designing is a group activity at the workshop – with teams of women working together with great skill and expertise to craft these animal rugs & heads.
Felt is made from Lamb’s wool and the workshop gets its supply of pure, natural wool from Tibet or New Zealand. The pigments for dyeing are sourced from Switzerland – specially selected to be safe, natural and eco-friendly. Any other bits and bobs required for a particular design are sourced locally in markets – often employing specialist artisans to create a unique ornamental feature.
Every single felt piece is unique. And before it leaves the workshop, it gets a hand-sewn label, is adorned with ribbons and is packaged in organic cotton, pull string bags – also handcrafted using local cotton in Nepal. So, a truly international business embracing England, Switzerland, Nepal, New Zealand and India, with families and friends working together at every step of the way.
- Fair Trade
- Hand Made
- Natural Fibers