Handmade Fair Trade Organic Cotton Wall Hanging Art, Green
Tree of Life Wall Hanging: the base is made of Organic Cotton, and the artwork is hand appliqued from a single piece that has been block printed with natural dyes.
Handmade by an all-women cooperative in India. The artisans have been practicing the art of applique for generations, and have been inspired by local motifs in their villages. They work in collaboration with the artisans that hand block-print the fabrics. Both artisan groups are compensated fairly for their work, and are given development help to help their communities rise above poverty.
A 272 member, all-women cooperative in western Rajasthan have learned the art of hand appliqué from fellow village women and can now teach this art to many other women.
Profits from this art help the overall development of the group; this region now has medical centers providing basic health services, solar electricity, evening schools for kids and vocational colleges for women.
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What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade is a market based approach to solving social, economic and environmental injustice. Under Fair Trade standards, producers in developing countries are afforded economic opportunities to better their living conditions and have more control over their own lives. At the same time, environmental sustainability is given high priority as a key element in growth for current and future generations. Learn more about Fair Trade >
Some products may have slight variations in design and size - this is a natural occurrence in handcrafted goods.