This birthday card is handcrafted from water hyacinth paper, recycled wire spelling out “Happy Birthday”and recycled tin cans cut into the shape of a flower. It is blank inside for your message. The water hyacinth is a invasive weed in Lake Victoria causing environmental and economic havoc, and so local artisans have started to use it to make paper and other products. All the metal components are recycled from discarded metal from cars, old telephone lines, misprinted tin sheets and various other sources. Handmade by skilled artisans working with Hyacinth Crafts, one of our fair trade partners in Kenya.
As these are a recycled product the colours will vary, and it will be luck of the draw which colourway your receive.
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Hyacinth Crafts started in response to environmental and economic havoc caused by invasive water hyacinth in Lake Victoria. The hyacinth is harvested and made into rope and paper. This work empowers producers through providing employment, income, creativity and a sense of purpose.Read more
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