This baby seal ornament, part of our Winter Wonderland Collection, was handmade by a women's cooperative in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. Your purchase helps support fair wages in remote villages and the belief that without an economically sustainable market, many handmade crafts and traditions will disappear.
Country of Origin:
- Made of 100% local Kyrgyz wool, with embroidered details
- Made in Kyrgyzstan-based workshops founded and run by women
About the Artisans:
After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan became an independent country - and was reeling from economic hardship. Many women were unemployed, and making ends meet was a daily challenge. Our fair trade partners work with women who started small craft businesses to help them further expand their markets, grow, and support their communities. We work with inspiring women who are determined to save their traditional art of felting - passed down from mother to daughter accross the generations.