Cool Benoite Plate II
Intricately crafted with timeless tradition, this carefully dyed raffia fiber and sweet grass wall plate is a stunning statement piece.
Style it in any room for a globally inspired feel. This beautiful wall plate is the perfect size as a stand alone piece or pair it with plates and trays to create an eye-catching basket wall.
- Profound Significance: Not just décor, but an item that represents sustainability and eco-friendliness in the materials used, as well as the empowerment of the artisan who created it. A topic of conversation to discuss spiritedly, and makes a meaningful gift item.
- Vertical or Horizontal: The hang loop on the back makes it ready to decorate your wall space. Use it as a stand-alone piece, or match it with other plates and bowls for your space. Match it to your throw pillows or your bed set.
- Artful and Helpful: Handmade from raffia plant fibers and sweetgrass by skilled women artisans from Uganda. This purchase guarantees fair, stage wages for the artist. Each basket is 100% eco-friendly.
Artisans make things using traditional crafting methods in line with sustainable and eco-friendly practices.
The materials of the product can be broken down through environmentally harmless natural processes and are made from sustainable materials and plant by-products.
Materials that can decompose into soil whether through a natural process or in an industrial composting facility.
Products designed to cause the least harm to people and the environment through their production, disposal or both, often using reclaimed or recycled materials.
A formalized or witnessed organizational commitment to upholding moral standards including fairness, honesty, and expectations of responsiveness and accountability.
These products are made so that social, environmental, and economic standards are met to improve the lives of communities. Workers are ensured fair prices, livable wages, and direct and transparent deals.
Products made by hand on a small scale and are meant to last, all without using large energy-consuming factories and production facilities.
This ethical practise also aims to educate women and providing opportunities to support themselves, their communities, and encouraging other women to do the same.
Crafted with locally available resources typically derived from plants, animals, or other naturally occurring materials.
Materials that can be regeneratively produced like those made from plants and animals. This has a lower environmental impact compared to artificial products and metal.
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- Product dimension: 27 inches W x 2.5 inches H
- Weight: 4.4 lb.
- Product Care:
- Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge in water.
- If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean the basket.
- Avoid using chemicals or detergents.
- Product of Origin: Handmade in Uganda
- Return Policy: Replace or exchange your item within 2 weeks of receiving the product.
- Shipping Info: 2 business days via USPS
- This eco-friendly Cool Benoite Plate II handmade by artisans in Uganda using ethical practices, and fair trade are an inspiration and a sustainable step to improving the lives of the craftspeople while keeping the environment in mind.
- Sweetgrass: Sweet grass, also known as vanillagrass, mannagrass, and holy grass, is revered as a sacred plant and is harvested as a material for baskets, as well as a scent, medicine, and smudge. Its sweet scent is more evident when the leaves are dried. Sweetgrass basket making is a crucial element of African cultural tradition. The descendants of enslaved Africans possess an intimate, loyal, and loving bond of their ancestry and heritage in colonial America and Africa.
- Organic Dyes: Natural dyes are sustainable, eco-friendly, inexpensive, and very easy to source, being taken from plant sources like roots, berries, bark, leaves, wood, and fungi. It's also taken from certain insects and some minerals such as ochre. They are collected without the need to apply a manufacturing process, further diminishing its carbon footprint. Any waste from the process, and even the dye itself, is bio-degradable and non-polluting. Textile products colored with natural dyes are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and baby-friendly.
- Plant Fibers: Plant fibers are widely used in many handicrafts because they are extremely sustainable and eco-friendly as well as being biodegradable and renewable. They are readily available which is why it is a favorite, low-cost option when creating premium products that do not harm the environment without sacrificing quality standards.
- End Of Life
- Both compostable and biodegradable
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