Assorted festive cute critters make for an adorable handmade addition to your tree! Handcrafted from verified humane and cruelty free wool from New Zealand, each cheery critter adds a nostalgic ambiance to your home during the most wonderful time of the year!
- Verified humane and cruelty free wool felt
Don’t Fox With Me: 5"L X 3"W (12.7 x 7.6 cm)
Hummin All Day: 3.5” L x 6” W (8.9 x 15.2 cm)
Llama Tell Ya: 4.5"H X 2.2"L (11.4 x 5.6 cm)
Looking Sharp Hedgehog: 4"L X 2.5”W (10.2 x 6.4 cm
Penguin Love: 4.75” L x 4” W (12.1 x 10.2 cm)
Slow Ho Ho: 5"L X 3"W (12.7 x 7.6 cm)
Stud Puffin: 3”L x 2” W (7.6 x 5.1 cm)
Trash Talking Raccoon: 6"H X 2.5"W (15.2 x 6.4 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly trade from New Zealand
Everest Fashion was established in 1996 as an economical development project with the aim of providing job opportunities for local female handicraft producers in Kathmandu, Nepal. Everest employs only women, and the steady wages they earn from their work helps them feed and clothe their families and send their children to school.
Nepal has few roads and is mostly connected by narrow trade routes and crisscrossing footpaths. Where the roads end, goods are carried on the backs of mules, dzos, yaks, or men and women. The difficulties of travel make it nearly impossible for individual artisans to make a living marketing and selling their wares outside of their local area. Everest helps their artisans reach national and international markets that were previously unavailable and provides customers with an ever-changing array of beautiful and unique handicrafts.
Everest is committed to using natural fibers as much as possible in their goods. Most products are made from renewable sources such as hemp, cotton, allo (a Himalayan nettle), wool and silk, and all products are made from local resources. In this way, they utilize the abundant local raw materials while providing job opportunities for hundreds of villagers.
I ordered two of these lovely felt birds, one for my tree and one for my son's girlfriend. We were both really taken with them, as they are colourful, pretty and whimsical. Of course, the cause they support made them even more special. Will definitely buy others next year.