Lizard – Look at this cute little hand carved lizard, made from parasite wood.
Parasite wood is a parasitic plant that grows on a host tree, therefore feeding off the tree’s sap and is so strong that even when it’s host is dead this plant doesn’t decay. The unique structures sometimes called “wood roses” are the result of a parasitic mistletoe plant that grows on trees in Bali, commonly the chinaberry tree. The plants are collected by artisans who create wonderful carvings.
Look at another of our other Parasite Wood products, which would look lovely next to this little hand carved lizard.
Caring for your Parasite Wood product – Wipe clean with damp cloth or use a duster.
What is Fairtrade
The international Fairtrade system represents the world’s largest, and also most recognised fair-trade system. Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK. Fairtrade is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners.
Fairtrade is about better prices, but also decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade looks at the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves. There are over 1.66 million farmers and workers in 1,411 producer organisations across the Fairtrade system. Buying Fairtrade is easy. There are over 6,000 Fairtrade products such as coffee, tea, flowers and furniture.