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Star Gift Bookmark

Follow your own star and mark your place along the way with the Star Gift Bookmark! Life is too short to read books without proper bookmarks. Use this functional art to pause your adventures, find the place where you got lost, or gift it as a memento of your shared passion for reading. Made by the skillful hands of Kenyan artisans in Kisumu using recycled copper wire. Bookmark is attached to a yellow card made of water hyacinth paper (tree free!).

HANDCRAFTED IN KENYA

  • Materials: Bookmark - copper wire, Card - water hyacinth paper
  • 2"D with 1 " tail
  • Bookmark is attached to a yellow card made of water hyacinth paper (tree free!).
  • Handcrafted in Kenya

SKU: 4120050

THE MAKERS

KICK Trading (Kisumu Innovation Centre of Kenya) is a registered company with artisans, staff and supporters holding shares. KICK Trading is based in Kisumu, a city of 800,000 with high unemployment and underemployment. Kisumu has a high incidence of HIV/AIDS, which affects many artisans and their families. KICK Trading focuses on creating employment and income generation opportunities for Kenyan artisans, working with disadvantaged artisans, and connecting artisans to global markets on fair trade terms. Artisans hold 20 percent of the company’s shares. Additional benefits include loans for school fees or emergencies, training, counseling, and product development and design help and access to global markets.Some 70 percent of products are made from recycled material, including recycled wire, sheet metal, wrought iron, water hyacinth rope, papyrus, soda cans and waste paper.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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