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Cat on a Swing Ornament

Add whimsy to your tree with this acrobatic cat. This kitty is a Manx cat, a breed of cat without a tail. The Cat on a Swing Ornament is handcrafted by artisans working with the Association for Craft Producers in Kathmandu, at the foot of the Himalayas. The felt used to make this ornament is dyed using AZO-free dyes. The workshop is incorporating innovative processes to protect the environment. Their office runs partially off solar power, and they have reduced their fuel consumption by fifty percent. Their office has a rainwater catchment system. The rainwater is reused in the felting process.

HANDCRAFTED IN NEPAL

  • Wool felt, polyester stuffing, plywood, string
  • Cat: 3.5H x 2.75H (measuring between the paws) inches; Brown hanging thread: 6.75 inches from the swing to the highest point of the string.
  • This cat is Manx cat. It has no tail.
  • Handcrafted in Nepal

SKU: 5905020

THE MAKERS

Association for Craft Producers (ACP) is a nonprofit group that provides design, marketing, management and technical services to low-income artisans, the majority of them women, providing regular, fair wages. In addition to a central production and design workshop, the association maintains a full-time staff. ACP also owns retail outlet called Dhukuti in Kathmandu, Nepal. ACP has successfully balanced its business priorities with a strong sense of social obligation. Producer benefits include medical and counseling services, a savings program and retirement fund, paid maternity and paternity leave, education allowance to encourage education especially of daughters, low-interest loans for producer groups, clothing and household allowances, and seminars on health, nutrition and women’s rights. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from ACP since 1987.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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