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Jiyo Coasters - Set of 4

When not protecting your surfaces, the Geometric Wood Coasters add an artful touch to any tabletop. A perfect host gift. Silence, our fair trade partner in India offer people with disabilities opportunities for skills training and employment in handicrafts.

HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA

  • Gamhar, mango pine, neem, and padauk wood.
  • Wipe clean
  • Due to the natural variety of woods and the handmade nature of these coasters, each one is unique.
  • 4"SQ
  • Handcrafted in India

SKU: 6815190

THE MAKERS

Silence is a self–help project for artisans who are deaf or physically disabled. In a country where unemployment is high, people who are disabled rarely find work. The situation is even more difficult for women with disabilities. Silence works to help their artisans become self–sufficient and earn their living, training team members in different skills. After completing Silence’s training courses, artisans are encouraged to move into commercial housing so that new artisans can be trained. Silence artisans produce incense sticks, candles, greeting cards and jewelry. These are exported or sold locally at Silence’s retail store. Artisan benefits include a retirement fund, health and personal accident insurance, profit sharing and certification of disability to qualify for free bus transit and reduced government taxation. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Silence since 1983.
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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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