This cream coloured glazed stoneware jug is made by hand on a potter's wheel from local Nepalese clay. It features a minimalist tapered shape, a wide base and is handleless so also works well as a vase or toothbrush holder. It is dishwasher safe, microwave safe and surprisingly chip resistant due to the high firing temperature of the kiln used to harden the clay. To maximise efficiency, not an inch of space is wasted in the kilns, which run for days at a time to maintain the heat.
Hand made near Bhaktapur, Nepal by a family business organised by a World Fair Trade Organisation certified collective in Kathmandu. The cream coloured glaze has a matt finish and is sourced from North India.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Approximately 10cm high x 8.5cm diameter at the base. Tell Me More FAIR TRADE
AURA QUE work 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 stoneware is hand made near Bhaktapur, Nepal by a family business run by two brothers, Santa and Laxmi. The production is organised by a World Fair Trade Organisation certified collective in Kathmandu. AURA QUE started working with the group in 2018. About the Brand 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!