So darn cute, this felt rose petal purse is handmade by Nepalese women artisans from 100% all-natural felted wool, the lined purse with zipper closure.
- Measures: 6.5 inches in diameter, 42-inch long felted strap.
- Premium New Zealand Wood.
- Azo-free dyes.
- Spot Clean with damp cloth and mild soap.
- Fair Trade.
The Story Behind the Art:
The first step to creating these beautiful felt pieces begins with gathering some of the world’s finest sheep’s wool from New Zealand.
Making felted wool is an ages-old, time-consuming process of bonding fabric with fiber.
This is a physical job where the artisan’s scrub, rub, roll and rinse the wool again and again with soapy water.
Once the wool is bound into a sheet and the desired thickness is complete, the felt is laid out to dry.
Once dried, the felt wool is cut and re-worked into many complex shapes and designs. Small pieces and large pieces come together using soapy water to bind the fibers to form flowers or other intricate designs.
The many sheets of wool might merge several colors to create patterns and layers.
This takes a well-trained, talented artisan and is a labor of love. The end results are colorful, one-of-a-kind textiles that are stunning to behold.
About The Artisan
Global Groove is a fair trade organization working with women by supporting and developing artisan co-ops in Thailand and Nepal.
The Fair Trade industry is expanding and we are proud to be a part of a sustainable movement that is changing lives.
We design, develop, produce and source fairly traded lifestyle products with a commitment to the sustainability of production and the cultural heritage of the artisan groups.
We inhale its people, its landscapes, its colors, its flavors, its very scent, and we exhale to create inspirational products symbolic of our traveling experiences.
Global Groove encourages travel because the knowledge, acceptance and understanding of different ways, people and ideas is the very colorful road to a respectful, safer, kinder world.