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We have some beautiful children’s gifts for 2010, with our contemporary designs hand-crafted using traditional techniques. New Peruvian finger puppets, hand-painted leather money boxes from India and decorative handmade paper hangings from Nepal all add to our key collections of fun accessories and decorative items for both boys and girls.

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CIAP009

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The finger puppets, which are crocheted by eye from drawings, are made by women’s groups organised in associations in the highland areas of Puno. Approximately 60 women are involved in production, some of whom are in the rural areas on the banks of Lake Titikaka. Handicraft production allows the women to supplement the small income which their families make from farming.

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Finger puppets

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Coin purses

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Leather money boxes from MKS in Kolkata

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Keyring purses

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Small money boxes

MKS37

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Keyrings MKS41

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MKS662

MKS663

Purses

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…which comes from Madras. The cutting and embossing are done by the Master Craftsmen, after which artisans take the material with them to work on in their homes. Each item is hand-painted using AZO-free dyes.

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SASH012

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MKS50 pencil case

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MKS56F

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SASH36 assorted colours

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…and the detailed paint work is done using non-toxic vegetable dyes. PEN43

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Hand-painted pencils

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Tota bell hangings from Sasha, a non-profit organisation marketing Indian crafts. * These are not toys.

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These chimes are made from Albesia wood, which grows extremely quickly. Mitra Bali has a tree-planting scheme to replenish any wood used but also to promote reforestation to protect the livelihoods of indigenous people. About twenty artisans and their families are supported by the production of these handicrafts.

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SASH015 60cm

SASH016 60cm

SASH01 90cm SASH01A 145cm

SASH04 100cm

SASH002 75cm

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These gorgeous embroidered mini boxes are from Touch of India. The materials are sourced locally and issued to the ‘hand work’ artisans to be embroidered stretched over a frame. The embroidery is then sent to the ‘fitters’ who fit it to the shapes of the boxes.

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SASH11 100cm

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…was introduced by missionaries under the British Raj. From the typical Western rag doll, designs were Indianised with beautiful beads and bright colours.

MKS105 70cm SASH13 100cm

SASH16 60cm MKS100 95cm

MKS104 90cm

SASH006 mobile * All sizes given for tota bells are approximate.

T426 set of miniature boxes

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As a Fair Trade company, we try to ensure that our suppliers work in safe conditions and receive decent wages. By buying from us, you are helping to encourage and support sustainable industries and tackle long term problems faced by developing countries. We also try to ensure that our suppliers use materials and production methods which minimise carbon emissions. Jeremy Piercy, our MD, is passionate about environmental issues and currently chairs the WFTO’s Working Group on the Environment.

Our Fair Trade aims:

Our Environmental aims:

To pay fair prices for the products we buy offering upfront payment to overseas producers

To ship goods by sea not air

To ensure working conditions are decent and child labour is never used

To sell products made from sustainable and/or recycled materials

To support the most disadvantaged producers, such as the unemployed, women and those with special needs

To recycle postage and packaging materials

To provide advice on design and development

To travel by train rather than by air on short and medium length journeys (less than 1,000 miles)

To commit to long term relationships with our suppliers

To offset CO2 emissions from all our travel by planting trees in India

Avoid plastic/oil-based Display Cubes! Handmade by our supplier Mitra Bali in Indonesia, these Fair Trade, wooden display cubes are made from Swietenia Mahoni which is related to Mahogany but is faster growing. The wood is from a a sustainable plantation in Abuan Village in Bali.

MITD02 (10x10x11.5cm) £2.35

MITD01 (10x11.5x10cm) £2.65

Photography and design by Shared Earth Ltd. Printed on FSC certified paper using vegetable based inks.

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We are members of the World Fair Trade Organisation and the British Association for Fair Trade Shops.

Tel: 01904 670321 Fax: 01904 654161 Email: sales@sharedearth.co.uk www.sharedearth-trade.co.uk


2010 Trade Catalogue part 5 – Children’s Products