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Ten Thousand Villages // Capiz Cat Bookmark

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Kitty keeps your place in the book. Cat-themed bookmark is handcrafted from capiz shell and wire. Capiz is the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses. … Authentic fair trade product.

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Kitty keeps your place in the book. Cat-themed bookmark is handcrafted from capiz shell and wire. Capiz is the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses. … Authentic fair trade product.

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Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages Logo Ten Thousand Villages ethically sources unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of the 30 developing countries where their artisans reside. One of the world's largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in over 30 countries. Each item is an authentic fair trade item, ethically sourced, and handmade. Affordability | [star rating="5"] Earth-Friendly | [star rating="4"] Charitable Giving | Unknown Social Good | [star rating="5"]

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