Silly Sloth Mobile, Nepal

People are crazy about sloths, and this mobile is sure to delight both young and old.  Hang it in a child's room or anywhere in your home.  Handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in Nepal, this is the prefect gift for sloth lovers.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

This felted toy was handmade by women in a small, family-run fair trade cooperative outside of Katmandu.  Approximately 60 women are employed and they are paid fair wages and work in a safe environment.  The money they earn is primarily used to pay for tuition and books so their children can attend school. Nepal does not provide free public education and the illiteracy rate is around 50% among adults due to the cost of education. This rate is even higher among women and girls in rural areas. The growth of the handicraft export industry has provided many women with increased income, which in turn is lowering the illiteracy rate in the country.


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