Maati Stoneware Rectangular Soap Dish - Ice Wash
Maati Stoneware Rectangular Soap Dish - Ice Wash
Maati Stoneware Rectangular Soap Dish - Ice Wash
Maati Stoneware Rectangular Soap Dish - Ice Wash

Maati Stoneware Rectangular Soap Dish - Ice Wash

Regular price£12.00
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This hand made ceramic soap dish features a lovely rustic glaze called Ice Wash, which is sourced from North India. It has six drainage holes to keep soap nice and firm, and its stylish minimalist design makes is a beautiful bathroom essential.

Hand made near Bhaktapur, Nepal by a family business organised by a World Fair Trade Organisation certified collective in Kathmandu. Comes with recyclable kraft card swing tag.

Approximately 9cm wide x 11cm long x 2cm high.

Dishwasher safe.
Tell Me More
Hand made near Bhaktapur, Nepal by a family business organised by a World Fair Trade Organisation certified collective in Kathmandu. AURA QUE started working with the group in 2019. The artisans benefit from numerous initiatives, including allowances for family medical care and children's education, and a savings scheme. The organisation is active in reducing its environmental impact and has moved to electric firing for ceramics and away from kerosene-based firing.

This piece has been skilfully produced from a mix of local Nepalese clay. Any hand-carved details are added before each piece is dried in the sun, glazed and fired at high temperatures in large kilns. To maximise efficiency, not an inch of space is wasted in the kilns, which run for days at a time to maintain the heat. The high firing temperature makes this stoneware ceramic dishwasher and microwave safe, and surprisingly chip resistant.

The glaze is sourced from north India.
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!

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