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Set of 3- Hand Carved Olive Wood Nesting Heart Bowls- Fair Trade, Sustainable

$85.00
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These Bowls are designed to nest together when storing. This set of 3 heart-shaped bowls can be used to serve food or hold small objects.

Kamba artists in Kenya hand-carve these bowls from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly. 

Sold as a set of three 

Origin: Kenya

Sizes : Small - 4"L x 3.5"W x 1"T; Medium- 6"L x 5.5"W x 1.5"T; Large- 8"L x 7"W x 2"T.

Material:  Olive Wood

To care for these natural serving pieces, hand-wash in warm water and rub lightly with a coat of olive or food-safe mineral oil to ensure years of use.

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Sustainability: Olive trees can live for hundreds of years, and while they take a long time to grow, the wood is often a by-product of the agricultural industry, since trees eventually stop producing good fruit. This makes (much) olive wood a sustainable material.

Fair Trade: These bowls are made by member of The Fair Trade Association. Providing fair payment to workers in developing nations, educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement ensuring the rights of children, developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment. 

Lends over 33 million pounds yearly to both producers in developing nations and the buyers who distribute their goods worldwide.

They provide business training to marginalized producers, furthering the sustainability of cooperative investments. Working with producers across Africa who value their natural environment and employ sustainable methods of production. Artisans are required to abide by local and export regulations governing the legal harvest of hardwoods to ensure compliance with U.S. import standards and to uphold proper management of their local forest resources. Artisans are encouraged to utilize materials fully by converting scraps into salable products Artisans are encouraged to utilize recycled, reclaimed and highly renewable materials in product design, and to isolate new sources of low-cost materials. 

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IMPACT:

  • Fair Trade
  • Sustainability
  • Socio-Economic
  • Business Training to Marginalized Producers
  • Eco-Friendly

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