Our mystical starry night stag warms the heart on wintery days. Roomy enough for your phone, too! Handmade by women artisans in Nepal. Zipper top with pom-pom pull. Fully lined. Measures approx: 8.25" x 5.15". 100% all-natural New Zealand wool. Azo-free dyes. Due to the handmade nature, slight variations in size, exact color, shape, pattern, or other characteristics may be evident. Each piece is truly a unique work of art, lovingly crafted by hand. The art of felting: the first step begins with gathering some of the world’s finest sheep’s wool from New Zealand. Making felted wool is an ages-old, time-consuming process of bonding fabric with fiber. The artisans scrub, rub, roll and rinse the wool again and again with soapy water. Once the wool is bound into a sheet and the desired thickness is complete, the felt is laid out to dry. Then, the felt wool is cut and re-worked into many complex shapes and designs. This takes a well-trained, talented artisan and is a true labor of love.
Global Crafts curates socially responsible products from artisan groups around the world. Global Craft's mission is to offer income-generating opportunities to artisan groups in developing countries by bringing beautiful products to mainstream markets. Global Crafts has evolved since its early days -- it all began with a container shipment from Kenya and has grown to a broad reach with Fair Trade imports from over 20 countries. The company was founded in 2002 by Peace Corps volunteers who saw a wonderful opportunity to help craftspeople sell their products in international markets and create sustainable livelihoods. Global Crafts was born. Over the years, Global Crafts has maintained strong roots in Africa, but expanded to many other countries. The company brings over 2,000 products to mainstream markets. Global Crafts is proud to be a member of the Fair Trade Federation. Fair Trade is an alternative business model that values people, the planet, and profits equally. More than 1/5th of the world's population live on less than $1 per day. Fair Trade aims to combat this widespread poverty by providing a global commerce platform for economically disadvantaged producers. Many of their products work with recycled and sustainable materials.