Crazy Stripe Wool Cushion

CODE : TCCC1
£39.95
* Fair Trade
* Dyed by Hand
* Knitted and Crocheted by Hand
* 100% Wool
* Includes Fibre Filled Inner

We LOVE these crazy hand knitted cushion covers! Made with leftover wool from the KTS workshops, each cover is totally unique, however we might be able to find a close twin if you would like a pair - we took this into consideration when designing and ordering. Yes, this is a Shakti in house design! Hand dyed, hand knitted and hand crocheted with handmade buttons - amazing! You will not find these anywhere else....

Handmade by KTS - they now have a huge impact throughout their community. Today street sweepers are becoming more aware of their rights and are charging a proper fee for their services and their children go to school.
46 x 46 cm
This is one of our very favourite fair trade projects and we visit them regularly to get more inspired by true fair trade....Designed in-house at Shakti Man, and hand knitted in Nepal by Kumbeshwar Technical School, a wonderful Fair Trade NGO providing education, training and livelihoods for some of Nepal's most marginalised communities. KTS was originally set up to help pode people, the so-called untouchable caste in Nepal. Those born into the pode caste are expected to clean the sewers and streets of the areas inhabited by higher castes for no more than scraps of leftover food. The discrimination which keeps these people out of other forms of work even affects children, who may drop out of primary school because they are unable to fit in. Until recently, pode children did not go to school at all. Many of the artisans at KTS are mothers and university students who use their income to finance their education and their children's education and living costs. In addition to providing good jobs for thousands of people, KTS puts profits from Fair Trade back into community development. KTS supports an orphanage and a school providing an education to over 250 children from low-income families and they provide underprivileged women, disabled people and widows with vocational training and job opportunities. KTS provides medical and social support, offers children and adult literacy classes and provides micro-credit loans. KTS has an impact throughout their community. Today street sweepers are becoming more aware of their rights and are charging a proper fee for their services and their children go to school.
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