The purse is made with 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes. The hand felting and applique details on this 5 inches by 3.5 inch purse is done by a women's felting business in Kathmandu, Nepal, that emphasizes providing skills and income opportunities to women of greater need.
Meet the Artisans
Walking into the Kathmandu production center’s reception you are immediately greeted by a cheerful ‘Namaste’ (‘I Salute the God Within You’) with hands pressed together in a prayerful expression. Proceeding into any of the production halls you’ll be greeted by a complete chorus of the same as dozens of ladies press felt into a variety of shapes, while others stitch, needle and applique to finish hundreds of different styles of decorative items for export.
Sheep’s wool is an amazingly adaptable fiber. It can be dyed any color and when hand felted using warm mildly soapy water it can be molded into any shape, or then cut and sewn together as per your imagination. Because the felting and most of the stitching process is all done by hand with natural materials that can be sustainably harvested, hand felted products have a relatively soft impact on the environment. Commercial exports of felted products from Nepal have grown exponentially since around 2000, benefitting thousands of mostly women workers, production managers and family businesses who help support their families and educate their children with their earnings.
This Batiked Clutch is lined and padded and measures 7.5 inches by 4 inches. Zipper closure with bead pull. Meet the Artisans World Peaces is a Fair Trade company committed to creating a more peaceful world through ethical trading partnerships of sustainable handcrafted accessories and...
Handmade by artisans in Nepal, this felt clutch is 8 inches by 4.5 inches in size. Meet the Artisans Global Groove is a fair trade organization working with women by supporting and developing artisan co-ops in Thailand and Nepal. The Fair Trade industry is expanding...
Features a top zip and front interlocking twist detail with a 6.5 inch long wrist strap that tucks inside when not in use. Measures 4.5 x 8 inches. Recycled flour sack lining. 100% cotton. Meet the Artisans Global Mamas creates hand-crafted accessories, apparel, decor, and...
The purse is made with 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes. The hand felting and applique details on this 5 inches by 3.5 inch purse is done by a women's felting business in Kathmandu, Nepal, that emphasizes providing skills and income opportunities to women...