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Handmade Pine Needle Coasters - Set of 4

Handmade Pine Needle Coasters - Set of 4

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GreaterGood Signature products are created by marginalized communities facing poverty, conflict, economic, environmental or political unrest. When you purchase these products, you contribute to the strength and resilience of people facing adversity, giving them a beacon of hope and empowerment in a time of need.

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Add natural beauty to your tabletop from the lush forests of Nicaragua. Made by women artisans using fallen pine needles which are bound into tight coils and tied with colorful thread. Your purchase helps preserve their timeless artistic heritage.

  • Set of 4
  • Pine needles gathered, not harvested
  • 4" diameter (10 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Nicaragua

Artisan Information

Nicaragua's state of Chinandega lies along the Pacific Ocean, with miles of beaches rising into dry coastal hills covered with pines.

The women of El Cerro, a tiny community near the town of Cinco Puntos, have turned these pine trees' dropped needles into a creative craft. Under the leadership of Yeiba Guevara, 30 women gather and clean the dropped pine needles, then weave them together with threads and ribbons to create baskets, boxes, and even magazine holders, hats, and purses!

The weaving process is simple, but the execution and skill involved truly make each piece a work of artistry. Through selling their pine needle crafts, the women are able to bolster their families' incomes and send their children to school. The artisans constantly develop new designs to appeal to international audiences, ensuring that El Cerro's coastal pines will continue to provide more than just shade to the people who live there.

Supplier Information

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.

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This product ships to the United States and international. Expedited shipping options are available for addresses within the United States, unless total order weight prohibits.

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If you are not 100% satisfied with this product, you may return it for exchange or refund within 90 days of purchase, subject to some restrictions. Please review our full Returns & Exchanges information.

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Love these.

I originally purchased these multicolor coasters on clearance, being sold individually. Even on clearance I thought them to be a bit pricey. I found that they are beautifully made, durable, and my friends want to steal them. I am back to buy a set of four, not on clearance, and I don't care. They accommodate larger items, a vase of flowers, a serving dish, etc. After five years, they still look like new. Recommend.