I just had to buy this beautiful symbol of peace. It ticks our RainbowLife boxes- fair trade, hand made, eco friendly and supports women's empowerment.
We love both the colour and the material it is made from.
Soapstone is beautiful and tactile. The skill of the carvers and artisans is incredible especially when you see first hand the hand held tools used.
Hand made in Kenya by fairly paid artisans where our purchase has the power to make a real difference to people's lives.
Materials: soapstone with jute hanging string attached.
Dimensions: 6cm height and 9cm width
Siesta Crafts was started in 1983 by Chris and Les Harper with a market stall selling handicrafts that were brought back from their travels from Mexico and Guatemala (hence the name!).
They now import directly from suppliers in countries all over the world on a Fair Trade basis and they are proud to be a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers.
They specialise in unusual and interesting gifts. In this day and age of anodyne, cloned town high streets, it is good to see they have a vibrant, colourful presence with a wide range of unique and colourful handcrafted and fair trade items.
Their intention is that by trading with their producers they are helping them to achieve economic self-sufficiency, whilst simultaneously bringing to their customers the skills and crafts of other cultures.