These recycled pencils are made by a women's NGO group who aim to improve the economic and educational opportunities for underprivileged women in Nepal. They are cleverly made from old newspaper compressed and wrapped incredibly tightly around a lead. They come wrapped as a set of three with a decorative ribbon. Due to their recycled nature every pencil will be unique making this an even more special gift.
Handmade in Nepal.
Made using upcycled newspaper wrapped around pencil lead.
Set of 3 tied with ribbon.
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.