Mildo Felt Ball Table Mat - Mustard Yellow

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Protect surfaces from heat and scratches with this stylish mustard yellow Mildo tablemat. The mat is made by hand, rolling small balls of 100% raw sheep wool with soap and water, which are dried in the sun and then hand-stitched together to the required size.

Wool is one of the most sustainable fabrics in existence, it is renewable and biodegradable and requires relatively little water for its production.

Hand made to fair trade principles in a small workshop in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Coloured with azo-free dyes.

Spot clean with a damp cloth. Do not submerge in water. Please treat with care.

Approximately 20cm diameter.

AURA QUE works closely with small producer groups in Nepal that are WFTO members to ensure healthy and safe work environments and payment of living wages. They also encourage trade for small Nepalese family businesses and charity handicraft units, aiming to slowly build long term relationships with these suppliers, under the same fair principles.

The felt products are made by hand in a workshop that employs around 110 women who may specialise in the felting process or stitching process or able to mix between. They all live locally and can work flexible hours within the day depending on their family commitments
AURA QUE was founded in 2008 by Laura Queening, from which the name AURA QUE was taken. Laura lived in Nepal for several years, working directly with producers developing new product ideas as well as organising production runs. She worked with a workshop in Bhaktapur that employed local women who worked flexible hours near their homes enabling them to earn an income around their family commitments.

Laura has been working with the same fair trade producers for over 10 years, but now that she is living in Hastings, she visits Kathmandu for a few months every year to source new materials, sample new designs, maintain quality control and catch up with old friends!