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Kitty Love Felt Purse

The sweet Kitty Love Felt Purse is handcrafted by artisans working with the Association of Craft Producers in Nepal. The felt used to make this purse is dyed using AZO-free dyes. The workshop is incorporating innovative processes to protect the environment. Their office runs partially off solar power, and they have reduced their fuel consumption by fifty percent. Their office has a rainwater catchment system. The rainwater is reused in the felting process.

HANDCRAFTED IN NEPAL

  • Felt exterior, cotton lining, metal zipper
  • 5.5W x 4.75H inches; Felt ball hanging from zipper: 1D inches
  • Zipper closure
  • Handcrafted in Nepal

SKU: 5917050

THE MAKERS

The nonprofit organization Manushi, meaning "energetic woman," was established in 1991 to assist poor, disadvantaged Nepali women. Located in Kathmandu, Manushi works with women in various parts of the country. The organization's goals are to promote gender perspective in sustainable development, to enhance women's social and economic status, to put women in the forefront of human development, and to put marginalized people in the world of work through handicraft production and small businesses. In addition to craft production and marketing, Manushi conducts community development, entrepreneurship and skills training, and provides microfinance loans. Currently some 90 percent of Manushi's artisans are women. Constitutionally Nepali women have rights, explains director Padmasana Shakya, but practically they have few opportunities within a culture that discriminates against women.
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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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