Size: 36 x 45 cm
This backpack has a sturdy cotton drawstring, with the body made of hemp cloth and the front panel of hand dyed with natural indigo batik. This material is harvested and decorated by Mong Njua women in Houaphan province.
It is lightweight and tough. A perfect gift for a greenie.
✔ Made from eco-friendly hemp cloth under Fair Trade Conditions
✔ Natually dyed i.e. no nasty chemicals
✔ Meaningful motifs
✔ Made to last with sturdy cotton drawstring
✔ Comes with a story card that describes what it is and how it is made
✔ Gift wrapping available for $1
✔ Free 365 day return within Australia
WHO YOU ARE SUPPORTING
Artisan Group: Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre
Ethnic minority communities living in rural areas make up the poorest sector of the Lao population. Recognising the unique obligations of a museum working with these communities, the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre (TAEC) runs an innovative livelihoods development program based on traditional handicraft skills. The overwhelming majority of handicraft producers in the program are ethnic minority women, who studies have shown spend their income on their family’s food, health and education needs. TAEC is certified by Fair Trade Laos.