For the cyclist in your life or for anyone who appreciates relaxing to a flickering candle. This elegant ceramic luminary is handcrafted in a family workshop in the community of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua. Each luminary is created out of local clay, turned on a kick wheel, hand-painted, and wood-fired in a beehive-shaped kiln. Works great with our beeswax tea light candles.
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF
Approximate size: 4" w x 5" h. Weight: 13.5 oz. MATERIALS Glazed ceramic.
SOURCE Handmade in San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua. CERTIFICATIONS Fair Trade — In a nutshell, fair trade is about ethical business practices. Women of the Cloud Forest are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation, a North American based membership organization made up of organizations like ourselves who offer opportunity to artisans and farmers in developing countries. To quote the Fair Trade Federation, fair trade means “good wages, safe working conditions, environmental responsibility, and more.” It means our partners are empowered to build strong businesses for their families today — and for generations to come.
ABOUT THE COMPANY Women of the Cloud Forest has been working in fair trade since 2001. They have direct, long-term relationships with small family workshops and cooperatives in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru. In addition to placing consistent orders with their artisan partners, they provide business training and product development/design and no-interest micro-loans and direct grants for workshop capacity building. This holistic approach to business enables our artisan partners to grow their businesses and access new markets without creating cycles of dependency.