The bamboo tree is a significant symbol of the Vietnamese culture. The women of Au Lac use their artistic talents to make these beautiful, environmentally-friendly bamboo trays, allowing for sustainable employment. Nature and modern design merge in the making of this tray that fits traditional elements into hip home decor. Thick and substantial yet light to carry, these trays make an ideal gift.
- Hand wash only
- 12" L x 12" W (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Vietnam
Au Lac Designs is a fair trade organization in Vietnam that helps traditional craft producers develop their small businesses and create sustainable development for the rural poor. They have worked with craft producers for over ten years in a development capacity, building their experience in exporting to international markets and their understanding of international market demands design, quality control and production management - all the while ensuring business training and fair trade principles are implemented. Au Lac Designs is a fair trade business to business company that provides the best quality Vietnamese products to the international marketplace.
Au Lac works with many craft communities in Vietnam producing jewelry made of horn, bags and clothing made of silk or recycled materials, ceramic pieces, carved wood items, and many more. Their buffalo horn jewelry is made by hand, and is a process where first the material is heated, flattened, carved, sanded, polished, and then is crafted into cuffs, earrings, and necklaces. All horn items are made out of the buffalo’s by-products, therefore it is not harmed in any way. Following a tradition where all animal parts are used after death, nothing goes to waste.
By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.