Durable messenger of spring
"But she carried more strength than she knew herself. Joy and faith in summer made her strong ...", it says in Andersen's fairy tale "The Snowdrop" about the delicate-looking little flower. It is true that the snowdrop is the herald of spring par excellence: as one of the first flowering plants, it produces its pure white bell-shaped blossom and holds its own against snow and ice. These snowdrops, which are felted by hand from pure New Zealand wool, are just as strong. Thus, they not only resist frost, but are also immune to withering and nod to you persistently: from the vase or as a napkin ring, as a gift ornament or solitary souvenir that unswervingly announces the spring.
A Fair Collaboration. Gry & Sif
During her backpacking tour through Nepal, the Dane Gry Staunstrup got to know the astonishing openness and warmth of the country’s inhabitants, and their craftsmanship bedazzled her. She was able to observe in detail how adeptly and skilfully Nepalese women felted wool into a wide variety of objects. Staunstrup felt it was time to make something good out of the untapped potential, and an idea was born: to combine Nepalese handicrafts with Danish design. And the idea was immediately followed by action.
The company Gry & Sif started producing a variety of products made of wool felt in Nepal in 2000. The designs created by Gry Staunstrup are as remarkable as they are understated and, characteristic of Danish design, at the same time fresh and merry. Nepalese women turn them into products employing traditional handicrafts. Fair Trade certified by now, Gry & Sif stands for fair wages and working conditions, environmentally conscious production and transparency. The company exclusively sources pure new wool from New Zealand sheep for the felting; each of the resulting products is handmade and unique.
This product is an example of genuine handicraft; therefore, minor deviations in size and colour may occur.
Article Number 207567
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