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Garuda International
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Fair Trade Kitchen Textiles
Fair Trade Hand Woven Aprons, Pot Holders, Towels, Placemats & Napkins

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Fair Trade Handwoven Napkins.jpg (58238 bytes) Fair Trade Hand Woven Cotton Napkins
Jazz up your table with these snappy striped hand woven cotton napkins from Nepal. A generous 16 x 16 inches, they’ll make a great dining companion. Pack one in your lunch for a more eco-savvy alternative to paper napkins. Pack of six napkins in Aqua or Spice.

$18.45

Fair Trade Mandala Cotton Pot Holders
6GHftPotHolders.jpg (64141 bytes) Handmade block print Mandala cotton pot holders add an exciting flair to your kitchen while adding hope to artisans' lives. Dhukuti Women's Project supports over 1200 disadvantaged women, teaching skills to employ and empower. With fair wages, access to low cost health care, scholarships for young girls and retirement funds, these women are able to rise above the cycle of poverty. Colors vary.
8 x 8"

$5.00

Hemp Pot Holders
HempPotHolders.jpg (58161 bytes) Hemp pot holders for serious cooks. These are thick and ample, with padded quilting for extra protection and a strong loop for hanging to keep them handy. Black, Indigo, Green
 6½ x 6½" 

$5.50 

6ghTowelSet.jpg (21298 bytes) Fair Trade Cotton Hand Towel Set
Add a little pizzazz to your kitchen with this set of three 100% cotton hand woven striped towels. Made in Nepal at a fair trade co-op of rural artisans, these towels are perfect for drying hands or dishes and glasses. Ample, colorful and unique, the soft cotton towels make a charming gift. Colors vary, and your set of striped cotton towels will include three different colors of any of the following: Lime, Tangerine, Lemon, Plum, Blueberry or mixed multi-color stripe.

20 x 26"

$18.35

Fair Trade Striped Pot Holders.jpg (41877 bytes) Fair Trade Striped Cotton Pot Holders
Round out your cooking wardrobe with these cheerful fair trade hand woven cotton striped pot holders. Made to match the fair trade striped towels and aprons, they'll add a little color to your kitchen. Blueberry, Lime, Strawberry, Tangerine, Plum, Lemon. Colors and designs may vary according to materials available to the co-op.
8 x 8"

$5.00

Fair Trade Hand Woven Cotton Apron
7GaneshHimalApron2 copy.jpg (27603 bytes) Bright, snappy striped colors and a large pocket make this apron just what you need for fearless kitchen forays. Made in Nepal by the Dhukuti Women's Project, part of the Association for Craft Producers, these hand woven cotton aprons symbolize the successful growth of an organization that now represents over 1200 disadvantaged women. ACP helps to empower women through training and employment. In addition to a fair wage, low cost health care, scholarships for girls education and a healthy daily meal, ACP provides welfare and retirement funds, health and nutrition education and financial loans to groups of women producers so more women can gain employment. Cook up a storm and help make the world a better place. Colors and designs may vary according to materials available to the co-op.
Lime, Blueberry, Lemon, Tangerine

$22.00

Fair Trade Hand Woven Cotton Botanical Table Runner
Runner with Tea Set 2.jpg (128165 bytes) Enjoy functional beauty for your dining table in a fair trade hand woven cotton table runner. Made from double twill cotton by members of Mahaguthi, the deep brown color is the perfect backdrop for the sage green leaf silhouette. Founded by a follower of Mahatma Gandhi, Mahaguthi began in 1927, working with marginalized populations, widows and low caste people. A school and ashram were founded to provide a safe haven for women, teaching them tailoring and weaving as a means to self-reliance. Since that time, it has expanded throughout Nepal to include crafts from over one thousand artisans. By providing fair wages and a steady income to members from sales of crafts, Mahaguthi helps to maintain cultural and artistic traditions. Sustainable, environmentally sound practices and safe working conditions promote stability in members families and their villages. Hand wash, line dry. Shown with fair trade ceramic tea set, not included.
58 x 17½" 

$24.00

7Guatemalan Apron copy.jpg (41941 bytes) Fair Trade Woven Bib Apron
This cheerful woven apron from a fair trade co-op in Guatemala will brighten your kitchen. Double pockets, adjustable neck and back tie straps make this apron comfortable for cooks of all sizes. Whip up some gourmet magic and look great doing it. 100% cotton.

26 x 30"

$24.00

7HempApron copy.jpg (16505 bytes) Hemp Apron
Good cooks know you can never have too many aprons. This woven Hemp Apron has convenient divided pockets in front and a neck strap. A great gift for your favorite cook. 

23¾ x 25"

Russet Orange

$25.00

       Fair Trade Hand Woven Cotton Placemats & Napkins
7GHPlacematNapkinSetSpice2 copy.jpg (43912 bytes) From the Dhukuti Women's Project in Nepal, these sturdy woven cotton placemats and napkins create a charming backdrop for your table wares. A Nepali word for the special place in the home where valuables are kept, Dhukuti is also a member of ACP - the Association for Craft Producers. Providing training, employment, access to health care and other benefits to over 1200 women, ACP employs and empowers women from severely disadvantaged backgrounds. Enjoy a real 'happy meal' knowing your fair trade purchase contributes to social justice. Placemats have a slight fringe on the ends and napkins are hemmed. Spice Set (solid color), Multicolor Cinnamon Set (middle) or Multicolor Sage Set with solid color coordinating napkin set.

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Four 12 x 18" Placemats & Four  15 x 15" Napkins  $37.00

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