Fair-trade Recycled NewsPaper Coasters

$18.00

Fair-trade Recycled NewsPaper Coasters

$18.00

Help give a second life to used newspapers. Reuse resources and help artists with this recycled newspaper coaster set. Strong, light-weight and tightly woven, each piece is hand-made using fair trade practices - it's a win for the artisans, win for the environment and admit it, these coasters are a real conversation starter.

* A portion of each sale is donated to plant trees in the US National Forests.
** All orders shipped 100% Plastic-Free in Recycled boxes.

DETAILS

  • The newspapers that would've otherwise ended up in trash are shaped into coils and wound together to create this little treasure from waste.
  • Includes a set of 4 coasters with a container/stand that is also made of recycled newspaper
  • Coaster size is 3 inch x 3 inch
  • Hand-made sustainably using fair trade labor in Philippines 

MATERIALS

Recycled newspapers, thread, starch, glue

CARE INFO

Wipe with damp cloth for cleaning

TIPS AND INSIGHTS

In addition to using it your house, this also makes a great and thoughtful house-warming gift.

YOUR IMPACT

In an area where recycling resources are scarce, your purchase keep more paper from going into landfill, accumulating on the streets and eventually overflowing into their water bodies and oceans.

Using these saves additional resources (wood, metal, electricity, energy) that would've been used to manufacture new coasters.

It also empowers the women artisans in Philippines by providing them a source of livelihood.

ARTIST INFO



  • Highland Women’s Multipurpose Co-op in Philippines helps women artisans work together in groups
  • They help women obtain government help in skills training, buy raw materials, gain access to low interest loans and obtain titles to their land.
  • Highland Women’s Multipurpose Co-op was started in 1994 to create jobs for people who moved into the area around Baguio City