Nkuku Fair Trade Assam Tea Set
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Perfect for casual dining, Nkuku's Assam tea set blends tradition with a coziness that's fresh! This Fair Trade set comes complete with 8 teacups and a distressed rectangular metal caddy welded by Maan, a 26-year-old welder from Rajasthan. "My favorite material to work with is mild steel because it welds easily at any point," says the Indian artisan. "I enjoy making large baskets and heavy cage units because they involve multi point welding."
The glasses need not be restricted to tea: they can also be used for wine or cordials in a delightful informal dining experience. Sold as a set of 8.
Care Instructions: Glasses Microwave and Dishwasher Safe
Dimensions: 8" h x 10.6" l x 6" w approx
Nkuku works with independent artisans, social projects and small cooperatives while adhering to the globally recognized 10 Principles Of Fair Trade. This allows them to provide their artisans with a sustainable above-average income, in turn bringing economic and social development to their communities. Many of Nkuku's products are consciously handmade from reclaimed and recycled materials. In fact, they gather waste leftover from other industries including cotton from discarded t-shirts, leather, metals and glass as well as recycled saris.
The relationship between an artisan and his/her handmade goods imbues those items with a story. This makes each product not a mass market item, but an individually crafted heirloom with a unique character all its own. The ancient skills used by Fair Trade suppliers have been handed down from generation to generation, and your purchase helps keep that tradition and culture alive.
Due to the handmade and recycled nature of these glasses, slight imperfections, bubbles, streaks and size variations are to be expected and add to each drinking glass' true uniqueness and charm.