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Happy Stuffed Elephant (SM)

Looking for a baby shower gift, but not sure of their nursery style? This sweet gray and white silkscreen elephant from our fair trade partner MESH is sure to fit in anywhere. MESH works with leprosy colonies and rehabilitation workshops in villages throughout India, ensuring fair wages and empowering those with limited opportunities due to the stigma of physical disabilities.

HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA

  • Cotton fabric
  • 5H x 7L (when measured from the trunk to the back end of the body) x 3.25W (at the widest point); Two attached ears: approximately 4H x 2.75W inches
  • Handcrafted in India

SKU: 6806060

THE MAKERS

MESH (Maximizing Employment to Serve the Handicapped) is a nonprofit organization that works with people with disabilities, many of whom are former leprosy patients. MESH provides training, marketing and exporting for numerous member groups. Increasingly, they are hiring people with disabilities to give administrative leadership. MESH works with leprosy colonies and rehabilitation workshops in villages all over India, ensuring fair wages. Established in the 1970s and registered in 1981, MESH was founded to provide opportunities for disabled people and their dependents, especially those affected by leprosy. Their goal is self-sufficiency for artisans. MESH is a fair trade company that exports products to fair trade organizations around the world. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from MESH since 1999.
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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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