Made From Recycled Car Parts. If you're reading this, you probably know already that we have a thing for soap dishes... wood, round, slotted, square, squishy, we have it. BUT THIS, this shiny piece of love is swoon worthy for a bunch of reasons:
1. Its design not only lets your soap drain into the area below, the grate and the bowl separate so you can dump (or use) the excess liquid as needed. Brilliant. No more goop on your counter top.
2. It's crafted out of old car parts and scrap aluminum in Nicaragua. We love it when old stuff is given new life as something else.
3. Artisans earning a Fair Trade Wage, using an age old sand-casting process, melt the metal down, cast it, and then polish each piece to perfection.
Of course, it's good looking, too.
Recycled aluminum car parts
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF Approximate size: 5" x 4"
MATERIALS Recycled aluminum car parts.
SOURCE Handmade in Isla Solentiname, 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.