Relaxing Buddha – 25 cm
This handsome Relaxing Buddha is hand carved and regarded as a good luck figure. All of our buddha carvings are created by hand and therefore unique. This is a solid fairtrade item carved from suar wood by a very skilled Bali craftsman.
Suar wood is distinctive in it’s two tone appearance and the grain will vary from almost white to a deep brown. Therefore all these carvings are unique and your Buddha will differ from the picture as the wood grain varies from carving to carving. Also available in a darker colour wood.
Suar wood tree is a large tropical rain tree. Characterized by its umbrella canopy, the tree naturally creates an insulated, cool climate underneath its thick, leafy branches. Suar woods grain texture makes it particularly suited for carving and the wood does an incredible job at retaining moisture and not drying out, especially when properly cared for with water and a mild soap wipe over at most.
Delivery – via Standard Delivery Service
What is Fair Trade
The international Fairtrade system represents the world’s largest, and also most recognised fair-trade system. This 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. Workers who make items such as this Relaxing Buddha.
By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices for items such as for this Relaxing Buddha (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.