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Square coaster made from shesham wood and covered with recycled coloured pencil stubs.
The pencil pieces have been rejected from a crayon factory near Delhi, India and would normally be treated as a waste product. This is one of a number of imaginative items which are made using these rejects - a great example of creative recycling.
Made by skilled craftworkers who are members of Aspiration, a small fair trade organisation which supports artisans and families all over India. Aspiration promotes and develops cottage industries, enabling artisans to break away from big manufacturers, to improve their economic and social welfare and to receive fair wages. Most of the artisans prefer to work in family groups to maintain quality and workmanship and many of the groups organised by the founders have since become independent self-respected artisans in their own communities.
Dimensions: 8 x 8 cm