Perfect for the home - this ingenious wirework basket / bowl can be folded into a range of styles.
• Use it as a deep bread basket or a shallow fruit platter.
It`s the top section of the basket that folds down or expands and automatically fixes into position once you are happy.
• Finished with an antique brass effect.
• Has 3 metal balls on the base so will rest on all flat surfaces.
Handmade with great care by skilled Fair Trade artisans in India.
Dimensions - (when fully extended) the diameter is 29 cm x height 15 cm approximately. The image shows the basket fully expanded.
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.
Our ingenious recycled bike chain glasses holder has been hand-crafted by Noah`s Ark artisans. You can read more about Noah`s Ark in our Fair Trade Producers section.
You should receive your delivery within 2-5 days from placing your online order with us.
We always let you know by email that your order is being dealt with and also when it’s gone in the post - so you won’t be kept in the dark!
However, please allow up to 5 working days before you contact us with any issues.
Deliveries are made by Royal Mail from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 3pm.
You must notify us of your intentions within 30 days of your initial receipt of the goods. We will then agree with you what action to take, including the opportunity to exchange your unwanted product for another item.
(Please use the contact us page to get in touch with us. This page also includes the address to send your "returns".)
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