We think this Felt Snowman is adorable with his tufty green hat and cheery face. He's a Sammy, we think. Hang this cute Felt Sammy Snowman Decoration on the Christmas tree or anywhere you fancy. We hung ours on a tree outside the office to cheer up passers by. It worked!
We absolutely adore our felt products. They are made from 90% wool, which is often broken down recycled wool, 5% cotton and 5% acrylic. These raw materials are sourced from local markets in India, close to the supplier in Mumbai. The Snowman's strong defined shape comes from the specific felting technique used by the artisans. The technique used differs from the traditional felting technique often seen.
Buying this product helps support grass roots projects that enables many struggling artisans learn the tools they need to set up business and trade themselves out of poverty. The artisans are provided with free business and computer classes so that they are able to reach a wider market enhanced by technology.
On top of this, they are provided with laptops and grants so they are enabled to buy the machinery or tools needed to get their start-up off the ground. This is real support that builds the foundation of a successful future. Buying this product also helps fund medical camps that give free check-ups and medicine to the surrounding community. It helps support over 100 children through education, whilst providing necessities like books and shoes.
Approximate height 10.5 cm.
Handmade in India
Warning: this is not a toy and unsuitable for children under 36 months.
Shared Earth's mission is to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged people in developing countries, benefiting local community projects and keeping alive traditional skills that would otherwise be lost.
Shared Earth aims:
- To pay fair prices for products
- To always offer 50% payment upfront to overseas producers
- To ensure working conditions are acceptable
- To provide advice on design and product development
- To support suppliers and their local communities
- To avoid child labour
- To commit to long term relationships with suppliers