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Hello Friend Flowers Greeting Card - Default Title (7925170)

Send a heartfelt message to a loved one with our Hello Friend Flowers Greeting Card. Made with sustainable tree-free paper, this card is environmentally friendly and features real pressed flowers in complementary colors. Handcrafted by artisans in the Philippines, makers press abaca fibers into paper to create eco-friendly and beautiful pieces. Salay Handmade Products Industries, in the community of Salay, makes paper using an invasive weed that harms local agricultural communities. Their efforts provide jobs in the area, create eco-friendly paper and improve local flora. Say thanks, thinking of you and everything in between with this special and unique card.

HANDCRAFTED IN THE PHILIPPINES

  • Materials: Paper
  • Measures: 4.75"W x 6.75"H
  • Colors: Multi
  • Notes: Card contents are blank

SKU: 7925170

THE MAKERS

Salay Handmade Products Industries produces and markets handmade paper and other items using cogon grass, a weed that interferes with local farming, and natural fibers. The group was founded in 1987 as People’s Economic Council (PEC) to create employment for people in the community of Salay, an area with little industry and a history of political unrest. Through experimentation, the group developed its trademark handmade paper. In 1990 the papermakers incorporated separately from PEC as Salay Handmade Paper Industries, Incorporated. In 2015, the group changed its names to Salay Handmade Products Industries to reflect its expanded product offerings. Through global marketing, Salay was introduced to the concept of fair trade and began providing development assistance to its artisans. Other benefits to workers include pensions and profit sharing. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Salay since 1997.
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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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