Felt Purse from Nepal, Orange with Applique Circles
Features & Benefits
Attractive Fair Trade purse in thick, soft, orange felt with 6 multi-coloured applique circles on the front.
• Zip closure at the top with a lovely little orange felt bobble attached.
• Inside, there is one main compartment which is fully lined with orange cotton.
• The back of the purse is plain orange felt. Finished-off with blanket stitch edging using a very light orange cotton.
• Coloured with eco-friendly dyes.
This purse has been handmade using traditional felt-making techniques from 100% sheep`s wool felt by Fair Trade artisans in Nepal.
Dimensions - width 15 cm x height 10.5 cm x depth 1 cm approximately.
Take care: Felt is simple to care for.
Wiping with a wet cloth will remove most stains. If the item needs to be thoroughly cleaned, hand wash it in luke warm water with a plain soap (no perfumes or dyes), then wring it out and leave to dry.
When felt is worn often, it tends to grow small "piles" of loose wool fibres (which) happens with all wool products. Just pull them off the item, or on smaller, thinner items just cut them off. Felt actually becomes stronger with wear.
Steam or iron the felt to remove wrinkles. You could also do this if it is looking a bit sorry for itself.
Meet the Artisans
The Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs Associations of Nepal (FWEAN) is a small-scale not-for-profit organisation aiming at representing the collective efforts of women entrepreneurs and is based in the capital, Kathmandu.
It works to overcome gender inequality in the country.
WEAN itself is a woman producers' marketing cooperative and has been supporting women to come to the forefront of economic activity through entrepreneurship development.
The cooperative has been assisting enterprises owned or run by woman entrepreneurs in area of marketing, productivity and quality improvement since 1992.
It has been marketing handicrafts and food products locally as well as exporting internationally.