Swirl Olive Spoon - Stainless Steel
Put a lot of work into your meal? Do it justice by serving it with kitchenware of equal quality. Your new stainless steel spoon was pressed, heated, twisted, beaten, and welded into its lovely final shape by highly skilled artisans who have honed their craft for many years.
Responsible for twisting and finely welding work on your spoon, Shakeel is one such artisan, who has crafted with stainless steel for over 12 years and is an expert. His craft has allowed him to repair his old house as well as purchase two buffalos whose milk he and his wife sell in their village for extra income. His dream is to open a poultry farm that would supply fresh eggs to the entire locality. He is definitely on his way!
Materials: Stainless Steel
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Noah's Ark
Moradabad, India in 1986 was a place where the concept of Fair Trade did not exist, and where Mr. Samuel Masih noticed that most exporters were exploiting their artisans. An energetic local businessman with a heart for his people, Samuel established the organization not only to promote and support artisans, but also to invest profits in their social and economic development.
Noah’s Ark runs three schools, provides the families of their 700 artisans free health care and access to clean water, and has facilitated the building of 22 independent workshops. While Samuel admits that sometimes he feels like slowing down, knowing that he has hundreds of people behind him keeps him going.
The cup was made by Dilshad Hussain and his group of stainless steel artisans situated just outside Moradabad. Dilshad deals exclusively with Noah’s Ark, and the organization recently donated a dye press machine to his workshop.