Recycled Washers Fruit Bowl, Black
Features & Benefits
This unique Fair Trade recycled washers fruit bowl is perfect for the ethical shopper looking for something a little bit different for the home.
• Carefully constructed by skilled artisans in India, these washers have been individually welded together into a curved shape to create the bowl effect.
• They have then been sprayed with a black coating, giving a smooth, polished finish.
• Ideal to store fruit in the kitchen, lounge or dining room, the bowl is both strong and lightweight.
Dimensions - diameter 28 cm x height 6 cm approximately.
Meet the Artisans
Their mission statement has been "to change lives of grass root artisans through education and capacity building so that they may stand on their own feet & become more aware of fair working conditions and environment in order to prove the value & beauty of their hand made products."
Noah`s Ark was set up in response to the exploitation of poor artisans by Samuel Masih in 1986 in one room in his house as an alternative way of trading with local crafts people around his hometown of Moradabad, northern India.
From the beginning, he was determined to ensure that artisans would be provided with the best rates of pay available and with the support to enable them to be freed from the grip of exploitation.
With Samuel’s resourcefulness, the business has prospered: now there are more than 500 artisans working in 49 different artisan groups working for Noah`s Ark and choosing Fair Trade employment to create better opportunities for their families and their communities.
And it is about more than just fair wages. A portion of the profits generated by Noah's Ark provides education classes for 50 local children who do not have the opportunity to go to school in Moradabad.
Each worker is given provision for school expenses, loans for house repairs and healthcare insurance. A social worker is also employed to support the wider needs of the employees and their families and communities.
They are members of the World Fair Trade Organisisation (WFTO) and Fair Trade Forum India.