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Harmonious Nature Artisan Crafted Natural Wood Serving Bowl from Thailand

Harmonious Nature Artisan Crafted Natural Wood Serving Bowl from Thailand

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-281998

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.

Noppadol Laesanklang exalts the natural grain of raintree wood in the design of this bowl. Ideal for the eco-friendly household, the bowl is crafted by hand in Thailand.

  • materials: Raintree wood
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • Food safe
Bowl: 2.4 in. H x 14 in. Diam.; 82 oz.

Hand wash only

Artisan Information

Noppadol Laesanklang

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I am Noppadon Laesanklang and I was born in Lampang in 1978. After graduating with a degree in business administration, I worked for a light bulb manufacturer for eight years in Bangkok.

After I got married, I decided to return to Lampang to take care of my family and to carry on my family's business, which my parents founded more than 20 years earlier.

"At first, we sold processed wood to build houses or furniture. Later, we created furniture frames according to our customers' orders. They then added upholstery materials like fabric or leather to complete their furniture. There were always wood chips left over at our production that I didn't want to throw away. I came up with an idea to assemble the small pieces together and turn them to kitchen items like small plates or bowls.

"During the 1997 economic downturn in Thailand, we received significantly fewer orders. Even after trying to lower our production, we still had very little money and a lot of debt.

"We began selling our items directly to shoppers and this allowed us to meet with real users, so I got their feedback to improve our designs.

"Our plates and kitchen utensils are made from wood and are very popular. Each piece of wood has its own distinct grain, which makes it unique and beautiful. Besides the charm and utility of my kitchenware, I was also concerned about food safety, so I use wood that dries naturally without chemicals and use every scrap.

"For my plates, I use raintree wood and rubber tree wood. I choose wood from raintrees that are more than eight years old. They grow very fast and there are many around us because the villagers plant them around their farms to use the leaves as fertilizer. We normally use the older rubber trees that no longer produce rubber. Gardeners always cut them down and plant new ones. Rubber tree wood has a lighter color and is very durable.

"Today, 30 people who live in my community assist me and we are like a big family. I'm proud to carry on my family's work and create jobs for local people. I am very happy when customers show me photos of them using tableware and furniture we've created. This encourages me to create more high quality designs."

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.

Returns

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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