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Fruits of the Sun Six Handcrafted Wood Coasters in Yellow from Costa Rica

Fruits of the Sun Six Handcrafted Wood Coasters in Yellow from Costa Rica

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-327173

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Making a fun addition to any home, this set of six coasters from Costa Rica is designed by Luz Amparo Rodriguez. Each coaster is made of wood with yellow trim, featuring a panel of recycled paper that is printed with colorful motifs. The coasters sit atop cork bases, arriving with a yellow storage box.

  • materials: MDF, recycled paper, cork
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Box: 2 in. H x 3.7 in. W x 3.7 in. D; Each: 0.2 in. H x 3 in. W x 3 in. D

Artisan Information

Luz Amparo Rodriguez

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I was born in Bogota, Colombia but I live and work in Costa Rica. I fell in love with this country from the very first moment. My husband and I moved here with high hopes for getting ahead in life. It wasn't easy at first, even though we have professional degrees. It was hard to find work so I gathered my courage and decided to do something on my own. This led me to work in wood and today both my husband and I dedicate all our time to this craft.

It was a quick decision, so I began developing my own designs. All my experience was acquired through trial and error. In 2016, I took a course in watercolors but I dropped out to focus on my wooden boxes.

"I eventually joined an association of women artisans. We have a program to teach women who don't have the skills needed to generate an income. With us, they learn to knit, crochet, weave, paint, sew or craft jewelry. We also teach gastronomy.

"I work with my husband. He has been my greatest strength, my right hand, and he always helps me with the entire crafting process. I'm grateful to him because, whenever I feel discouraged, I can count on him to be by my side, lifting my spirits.

"It's wonderful to be able to share my designs with all of you. I know all our effort has been worthwhile. I love the idea of honoring Costa Rica. I feel so lucky and blessed to have the support of so many people who have confidence in my art."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

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All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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