Mango Wood Fruit Bowl
This classical Fair Trade mango wood pedestal fruit bowl has a burnt-wax finish which shows off the natural grain and simple carved-ring detailing.
Ideal centre-piece for any room in the home, including kitchen, lounge or diner and makes the perfect ethical gift for someone special.
The mango tree is fast growing and found throughout India and is constantly re-planted to provide fruit and wood.
When the tree becomes old, the fruits are no longer suitable for commercial use and the wood is then harvested and replaced with young tress.
This harvested wood provides the mango farmers with an additional income.
Is part of our range of mango wood gifts. (See below)
A Fair Trade mango wood fruit bowl handmade by highly-skilled artisans in India.
Dimensions - diameter 25 cm x height 10 cm approx.
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 WFTO and Fair Trade Forum India.