These beautiful coasters feature 2 layers of assorted sari fabrics finished off with kantha-style stitching. They come with a drawstring, recycled sari bag, perfect for storing them. Colorful and fun, these will brighten up your table. They also make a perfect stocking stuffer.
Coasters measure 4" square. Sets of 4 with drawstring bag.
Please note: Colors and patterns will vary. See photos for examples.
All of our products are shipped with cards containing information about fair trade and the corresponding artisan group.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
This item was handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in Bangladesh. Many of the women are widows, single mothers or heads of households with little or no income. In addition to being paid fair wages, the women gain access to business training, health and nutrition programs, and learn about women's rights. Their children are able to go to school, whereas before working with the cooperative they were uneducated. The artisans are also working to improve their local environment by investing in deep wells for fresh drinking water, sanitary toilets in homes, and community reforestation through distribution of tree saplings.