Planet Friendly Photo Frame - do good shop ethical gifts
Planet Friendly Photo Frame - do good shop ethical gifts
Planet Friendly Photo Frame - do good shop ethical gifts
Philippines

Planet Friendly Photo Frame

Regular price $ 18.00 Free shipping
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Details

  • Handmade paper picture frame with decorative accent stitching
  • Frame is 8x8 inches, fits 4x4-inch picture
  • Comes in a matching handmade paper box
  • Handmade in Philippines

All-natural, handmade paper is padded and stitched to create the illusion of leather for a handsome picture frame. Called “gutsy fiber” this tear-resistant material is an innovation developed by the artisans in the Philippines. This group has turned weeds that interfere with farming into economic opportunity, using this invasive but plentiful natural material to create handmade paper for decorative products, making this ethically made frame both people AND planet friendly!  Win-win.

The Artisans

Salay Handmade Products Industries produces and markets handmade paper and other items using cogon grass, a weed that interferes with local farming, and natural fibers. The group was founded in 1987 as People’s Economic Council (PEC) to create employment for people in the community of Salay, an area with little industry and a history of political unrest. Through experimentation, the group developed its trademark handmade paper. In 1990 the papermakers incorporated separately from PEC as Salay Handmade Paper Industries, Incorporated. In 2015, the group changed its names to Salay Handmade Products Industries to reflect its expanded product offerings. Through global marketing, Salay was introduced to the concept of fair trade and began providing development assistance to its artisans. Other benefits to workers include pensions and profit sharing.

artisan making ethical handmade paper photo frames in the Philippines

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