Fair Trade Papier Mache Rainbow Cat
It's a technicolor calico cat!
This adorable but substantial cat is made of papier mache, then decorated with fabulous rainbow colors.
The dogs are imported from Haiti by a Fair Trade Federation member organization, ensuring that the artists who make this work are fairly paid, work in safe and healthy work environments, use recycled and sustainable materials whenever possible, with no prison, slave or child labor involved, and put substantial funds back into the local community towards education, women's empowerment and healthcare.
Arcadia has sold this group's work for many years; in 2010, the disastrous earthquake that hit Haiti destroyed their workshop completely and they seemed to just vanish. Amazingly, this January I encountered them again and am thrilled to offer their work once more.
Cat measures approximately 8" high by 4" wide and 12" long and weighs 14oz.
Handmade in Haiti.