Paper Heart Box by Ten Thousand Villages
Eco-friendly box brings news of a better world. Adapted from a traditional basket-making technique, this piece is made using recycled magazines and posters discarded from a printing company. Artisans form the paper into flat strips, dip them in a glue mixture and hang them to dry. After this they re-wet the strips and coil them into a bowl form. The strips are held together with the glue, forming a sturdy vessel.
Recycled magazines -
Handcrafted in Vietnam
About Ten Thousand Villages
As pioneers of fair trade, Ten Thousand Villages brings conscious shoppers purposeful handmade goods for home and life. Our maker-to-market movement puts people and planet first, believing that what we wear, what we place in our homes, or give as gifts should be ethically and sustainably made. We value the unique nature of something that’s been crafted by hand and we invest in the life of the maker behind it. Long-term partnerships with women and marginalized communities in developing countries helps break the cycle of poverty and ignite social change so that together we thrive.
Ethical at every step • Ensuring makers earn a fair, living wage in safe working conditions • Caring for the Earth • Investing in partnerships that empower women and marginalized communities • Celebrating craft and culture • A cofounding member of the World Fair Trade Organization and Fair Trade Federation • A member of the Museum Store Association Impacting over 100,000 people – artisans and their families • 20+ developing countries • 75+ artisan partner groups • 20K+ makers • 60% are women • 75+ years’ experience as a fair trade leader.