Abstract Blue Coasters, Set of 4 - KAZI

Abstract Blue Coasters, Set of 4


  • 100% Fair Trade
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Product ID: CK.10224

HANDMADE IN RWANDA 

These coasters even make drinking water more fun!

You'll want to drink more water, wine, or coffee just to be able to use these handwoven coasters! Flat, absorbent, and heat-resistant, our sisal coasters are the perfect blend of luxe decor and function. Sure to elevate your living room tabletops or bar carts, they are perfect for your glass of wine in the evening, or while you are enjoying your morning cup of coffee! Mix and match with your favorite table linens and accent furniture.

The beautifully dyed sisal fibers will catch the eye of anyone in your home and be a fun conversation starter.



Specifications:
  • Set of 4
  • Fair trade, Nest Seal Certified
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Products are made from all natural fibers of sisal and sweetgrass
  • Organic dyes are used to dye the sisal
  • Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
  • Super absorbent and also heat resistant

*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.

Made of the highest quality natural sisal fibers in an ethical, fair trade environment. Sisal is wound stitch by stitch around a small sweet grass bundle. Handwoven by a woman in remote regions of Rwanda.


Care Instructions:
Cleaning
  • If  necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean the basket.
  • Avoid using chemicals or detergents.
Moisture
  • Absorbent and useful with cold or hot drinks.  
  • Make sure the coasters do not get submerged or soaked. If they are spilled on more than a splash, remove from wood or other light surfaces and allow air to dry, otherwise the organic dyes could stain.


Meaning & Purpose

The intricate designs and flawless work of an experienced weaver is never the result of luck. Rather, Rwandan women owe their skills to the women before them who passed on the knowledge from generation to generation—mother to daughter, grandmother to child. As young weavers learn from their elders, they quickly realize the weaving process is a painstaking one. Passing on basket weaving to young women carries the weight of upholding a time-honored practice and an age-old rite of passage. Baskets decorate nearly every Rwandan home, for they are one of the most important symbols of family, friendship, good fortune, and proud cultural heritage.

Kazi exists to create fair living wages, good working conditions and market access for artisans.  Some might call this “fair trade”, we call it good business. 

We are the first of 5 companies to receive the highly regarded Nest Seal. Every year we undergo an onsite audit in each country and with each cooperative to earn the right to mark our products with this important seal. 

When you see the Nest Seal you have the confidence to know products have been ethically handcrafted in a home or small workshop. This means fair wages are paid, good working conditions are provided, there are no children or forced labor in the workforce, materials are traced and fairly sourced and all aspects of the production and material processes (like dyeing) are in consideration of the environment and safe working environments. 

Read our full Fair Trade Statement

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