- Let the gentle wind and the echoing rhythmic sounds of these five bamboo pipes soothe you. Ethically handcrafted in small batches by environmentalist artisans with the Mitra Bali cooperative, the Vine Bamboo Wind Chime is an enchanting addition to any space. More than 2,000 artisans craft in small workshops where safe conditions, fair pay, gender equity, use of sustainable materials, and producers' rights are required for membership. Together they protect the endangered natural beauty of Bali with a reforestation program, planting albizia trees.
- Materials: Bamboo
- Measures: 11"W x 32"H, hanging string adds 9"L
- Colors: Natural browns, black
- Care: Protected use, do not expose to extreme weather
- Handcrafted in Indonesia
Mitra Bali, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, functions loosely as a cooperative representing artisans who make wood, silver, bamboo, coconut, ceramic and other handicrafts. Located on the island of Bali, the organization was formed in 1993 to support poor artisans facing ruin because well-established businesses controlled prices and monopolized the burgeoning Bali tourism market. The cooperative only works with producers who support gender equity, provide healthy working conditions, use environmentally sustainable materials, and do not exploit child labor or women. Mitra Bali helps artisans during periods of low orders with no-interest loans and the loaning of cows. Mitra Bali also supports a reforestation program, an environmental initiative, as well as an effort to prevent artisans from selling their land.