WE ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT OF THIS PRODUCT,
HOWEVER MORE MAY BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS ITEM, AND WE WILL CHECK VENDOR STOCK.
Is it time to replace your pot holder? These unique elephant potholders are fun, as each one is hand-made with different cuts of recycled fabrics. They are good sized and will protect your hands against the hottest of dishes.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the recycling cuts of fabric, there is variations in patterns and colours of the pot holders.
THIS IS FOR ONE POTHOLDER ONLY.
AVAILABLE IN 4 COLOURS: Green, Red, Cinnamon, and Blue.
PLEASE DESIGNATE COLOUR CHOICE AT CHECK-OUT, or let us choose it for you.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 8" x 7"
PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF MEASUREMENTS. E-MAIL OR CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT SIZE OR CONDITION.
THIS PRODUCT WAS CREATED IN THAILAND:
These exquisite pieces are made in a cooperative headed by a retired art teacher. She started the co-op by inviting other retired art and home economic teachers to join her. It is now in its third year. All of the members are women, most of whom are in their 60s. A primary goal is to encourage the younger generation to carry on the art of sewing and handwork despite technological advancement.
WHAT IS FAIR TRADE?
Fair Trade means an equitable and fair partnership between global marketers and producers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and other parts of the world. A fair trade partnership works to provide low-income artisans and farmers with a living wage for their work.
WHO BENEFITS FROM FAIR TRADE?
The Fair Trade system benefits over 800,000 farmers organized into cooperatives and unions in 48 countries. Fair Trade has helped farmers provide for their families' basic needs and invest in community development. However, these farmers are still selling most of their crop outside of the Fair Trade system because not enough companies are buying at Fair Trade prices.
FAIR TRADE CRITERIA:
1. Paying a fair wage in the local context
2. Offering employees opportunities for advancement
3. Engaging in environmentally sustainable practices
4. Being open to public accountability
5. Building long-term trade relationships
6. Providing healthy and safe working conditions in the local context
7. Providing financial and technical assistance to producers whenever possible
8. Ensuring that there is no abuse of child labor