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Soapstone Heart Tea Light Holder: 3 Colours | Fair Trade Gift Idea

£9.95 Incl. VAT

Soapstone Heart Tea Light Holder

  • Choice of 3 colours
  • Hand carved
  • Made in Kenya
  • Fair trade

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Soapstone Heart Tea Light Holder

This romantic soapstone heart tea light holder was hand-made from Kenyan soapstone by highly skilled artisans, they each feature a carved pattern

Soapstone is the name given to rocks that contain a high amount of talc. It is also known as soap rock or steatite.

Most of the worlds soapstone originates from Kisii in the western highlands of Kenya and so is home to the best soapstone artisans and carvers.

Before starting work the stone must be immersed in water to make it softer and therefore easier to work with. Using a hammer and chisel the main shape is carved out and colour then added. A smaller knife, known as a kisu, is then used for the engraved design or illustration.

Soapstone is believed to have calming properties that can help a person adapt and cope with change.

It is associated with the Root Chakra, the number 7, the zodiac sign Sagittarius, and the element Air.

Did you know…?

No mechanisation is applied to the mining or carving of soapstone – it is all done entirely by hand. Quarries are back-filled and after 5-10 years the soapstone begins to reform, making this a wonderfully sustainable product.

Colours: Pink, red, or turquoise

Size: Approx. 8 x 8 x 2.5cm deep

Materials: Soapstone

Origin: Kenya

Ethics: Hand carved, fair trade

About the producers: As a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation, Undugu follows all the principles of fair trade and best management practices in forging business and social partnerships. Undugu seeks to empower lives through trade. The social enterprise provides marketing support to disadvantaged producers and artisans and challenges market accessibility on their behalf. The joint venture was formed in 2010, between the Undugu Society of Kenya and The Awendo Foundation, a promoter of economic self-reliance. The proceeds from the business are put back in to expand opportunities for existing and new producers, as well as finance social programs that positively touch the lives of the less privileged in society

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SAFETY NOTICE: Store and use out of the reach of children and animals. Use away from flammable items. Burn in an open or well ventilated area. Allow wax to reset before moving or disposing. Burn the candle to 2cm of the base only. Never leave burning candles unattended.

Postage

Postage starts at £3.99 for second class delivery via Royal Mail
1st class and next day options will also be available at checkout.

(Greeting cards are sent 1st class at £1.80)

All items will be posted the day after receiving payment, other than orders received on Sat/Sun or Bank Holiday, which will be posted the next available working day.
Our full Delivery and returns details can be found here - https://nearandfair.co.uk/delivery-and-returns/

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