Handmade by Zulu artisans in South Africa, each of these multiethnic felt Santa Claus ornaments in this set..." />
Handmade by Zulu artisans in South Africa, each of these multiethnic felt Santa Claus ornaments in this set of 3 have unique character and will bring cheer to your holiday decor. They also make unique gifts. Celebrate diversity and the uplifting Fair Trade community building efforts of Swahili Imports who have partnered with Zimele for these particular ornaments.
Materials: Felt, thread, beads, stuffing.
Sold as a Set of 3
Dimensions: 2"L x 2"W x 5.5"T (8" to top of string)
ZIMELE is a non-profit organization established to build prosperity and hope among residents of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. Through craft production, agriculture, self-help programs and tourism, ZIMELE is bolstering four districts in Kwa-Zulu Natal and more than 3500 rural Zulu women, including the ladies who handcraft these lovely ornaments from felt and beads.
About Swahili and Their Commitments:
Swahili believes that hardworking African artisans, producers and export agents hold the key to their own personal success, and that the path to success requires a steady, committed pace. Swahili extends each artisan's channel of trade from local markets to the global marketplace, all the while allowing artisans to work from the comfort of their own homes and communities. Secure in the knowledge that the fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs and haggled prices, most artisans in the Swahili network promote their family's future by using earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children.
Swahili is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, a group of like-minded companies and organizations that adhere to:
Swahili is also a Shared Interest fair trade loan facility holder. As the world’s only 100% fair trade lender, the Shared Interest cooperative currently lends over 33 million pounds yearly to both producers in developing nations and the buyers who distribute their goods worldwide. Shared Interest funds, invested completely by members with UK bank accounts, today facilitate fair trade transactions in 36 nations around the world. In 2004 the organization founded the Shared Interest Foundation to provide business training to marginalized producers, furthering the sustainability of cooperative investments. The Shared Interest Society received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2008.