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Cat Nap Shelf Sitter Black

The Cat Nap Shelf Sitter is hand-carved by artisans working with Mitra Bali, our fair trade partner in Indonesia. Mitra Bali works to support small-scale, independently operating workshops by providing design consultancy, and assistance in marketing and export.

HANDCRAFTED IN INDONESIA

  • Wood
  • Measures 15cmL x 7cmW (from nose to back) x 9.5cmH (from top of ear to bottom of front paw). Flat portion measures 15cmL x 6.5cm deep (measuring the deepest portion)
  • Handcrafted in Indonesia

SKU: 6904150

THE MAKERS

Mitra Bali, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, functions loosely as a cooperative representing artisans who make wood, silver, bamboo, coconut, ceramic and other handicrafts. Located on the island of Bali, the organization was formed in 1993 to support poor artisans facing ruin because well-established businesses controlled prices and monopolized the burgeoning Bali tourism market. The cooperative only works with producers who support gender equity, provide healthy working conditions, use environmentally sustainable materials, and do not exploit child labor or women. Mitra Bali helps artisans during periods of low orders with no-interest loans and the loaning of cows. Mitra Bali also supports a reforestation program, an environmental initiative, as well as an effort to prevent artisans from selling their land. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased from Mitra Bali since 1989.
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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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