Artisan Soap Gift Set

$22.00

This lovely gift set includes two high-quality artisan soaps in a hand block printed 100% cotton gift bag that can also be used as a produce bag. Each bag is unique and comes in widely assorted patterns, so let us choose for you. Soaps are handcrafted in small batches by traditional soap makers in Tamil Nadu, India:
Lemon Chef’s Soap:  the fresh lemon scent of this handmade soap cuts through strong cooking odors. Citrus is known for lifting spirits too—so this soap makes cleaning up a joy!
Gentle Lavender Soap: soap up to calm down – perfect to set the day off right or to help you wind down with a nighttime bath. Lavender is a soothing natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with antibacterial properties.

Soaps are plant-based and made with essential oils and are cruelty‐free, chemical‐free, paraben‐free, and palm oil free

Size: 3.2oz each, bag 12″W x 15″H

30 in stock

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Since 2001, Ten Thousand Villages has partnered with Palam Rural Centre (People’s Association for Leather and Allied Manufacturing) who offers employment opportunities to people of the marginalized Harijan community in a village in Tamil Nadu region, southeastern India. With money from product sales, Palam has purchased land and homes for artisans (ownership traditionally unavailable to lower castes) and built a school for artisans’ children. Other artisan benefits include health care and retirement pensions. Ten Thousand Villages also partners with Aravali, a for-profit company supporting the work of close to 150 artisans in the Jaipur area, primarily men working in block printing workshops in and around Jaipur, as well as women in Rajasthan who produce embroidered items. Aravali has been working with many of the same workshops for 10 years or longer. Their target wages are slightly higher than the local market. The workshops are within a relatively close geographical range, which allows Aravali to maintain close contact with the artisans, despite their small administrative staff.

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