Swiss Bear Ornaments- Peru
Nothing says Christmas quite like Swiss Bears! Our whimsical designs are handmade by knitting artisans in Lima and in remote rural villages in Peru.
Handmade in Peru. Fair Trade.
35% alpaca fur, 15% wool, 50% acrylic. Filling: 100% polyester.
We work closely with organizations dedicated to empowering women through income-generating projects. They enjoy a safe work environment and earn a living wage with a respect for their cultural traditions.
Owners James and Bethany Therrien are committed to upholding the fair trade practices that make Melange Collection unique. They travel the globe to work directly with artisans on new product design and development. These trips offer wonderful opportunities not only for design innovation and collaboration but also to develop more personal relationships with the wonderful people who create our finished products. From design to delivery, we are involved in every step. Our core principles are simple: quality, sustainability and a little bit of fun. We so enjoy creating our line and hope it adds some joy to your home, too!
In each one of our products, you can see our story: great design blended with artisan craftsmanship. In small workshops around the globe, skilled artisans bring our whimsical designs to life. We have been working with the same artisan groups for many years and have developed long-term, committed partnerships that help promote sustainable income, environmental awareness and greater economic equality. We pay fair prices in the local context, offer fair credit terms and prompt payment, we promote safe and healthy work places and we respect cultural diversity.