The ASIK coaster is handmade in a small workshop in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Women hand-felt the small wool balls which are dried in the sun and then hand-stitched together to create coasters, mats and rugs. Use with MILDO table mats for a stylish dinner table.
Crafted from 100% raw sheep wool.
Dimensions: L20 x W20 x D1.5cm
ASIK Handmade Eco Felt Ball Coaster
- AURA QUE works closely with small producer groups that are WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation) members to ensure healthy and safe work environments and payment of living wages.
- The company aims to carbon offset all its air miles in order to reduce its carbon footprint. Minimal machinery is used in the manufacture of products, with most of the sewing machines relying on motion foot pedals without using energy supplies.
- Wastage is reduced by reusing and recycling as much as possible, both in the office and the workshops. All paper correspondence is printed onto recycled FSC certified paper.
- Most of the materials used are sourced locally, not only to promote traditional skills but also to reduce the transport of materials to manufacture.