Metallic Cotton Elephant Garland
Handcrafted garland features 100% tree-free recycled cotton paper elephants in assorted color metallic prints. Artisans collect cotton waste and turn it into a pulp to create a rich textured paper with a uniquely soft feel.
Measurements: 84" L overall; 12" ties
Materials: Recycled cotton paper
Country of Origin: India*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Matr Boomie
Matr Boomie is a wholesale fair trade collection from India that marries modern design sensibility with inspiring traditional art forms, bringing people and cultures closer together.
They began in 2006 with the mission of creating opportunities for women and minorities to realize their creative, economic and leadership potential. Since then they have grown their network to empower 20,000 artisans in 40 partner communities throughout India. Their passion has enabled them to build a credible force in the Fair Trade market while making critical differences in the lives of partner artisans, their families and communities.
I’m the first one to support women’s employment global initiatives, but this is simply not the product I was expecting. I feel duped.
Basically this is what appears to be unused wallpaper remnants on a string.
Please don’t call it “cotton” because it creates a different illusion for the buyer.....
I will continue to purchase items from globein. But I do not recommend this product.