Bessie the Cow Felt Holiday Ornament - Wild Woolies (H)
This 4.5-inch tall holiday ornament is made from 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes.
Meet the Artisans
Walking into the Kathmandu production center’s reception you are immediately greeted by a cheerful ‘Namaste’ (‘I Salute the God Within You’) with hands pressed together in a prayerful expression. Proceeding into any of the production halls you’ll be greeted by a complete chorus of the same as dozens of ladies press felt into a variety of shapes, while others stitch, needle and applique to finish hundreds of different styles of decorative items for export.
Sheep’s wool is an amazingly adaptable fiber. It can be dyed any color and when hand felted using warm mildly soapy water it can be molded into any shape, or then cut and sewn together as per your imagination. Because the felting and most of the stitching process is all done by hand with natural materials that can be sustainably harvested, hand felted products have a relatively soft impact on the environment. Commercial exports of felted products from Nepal have grown exponentially since around 2000, benefitting thousands of mostly women workers, production managers and family businesses who help support their families and educate their children with their earnings.
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Returns - The Village Country Store
There is a 15% Restocking Fee on all orders! This is the manufacturers policy upon which we must all abide. No exceptions.
Our policy lasts 14 days. Within 14 days of purchase you can return your goods, no questions asked. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, Items must be unopened, unused, be in the same condition that you received it, unlaundered, in their original packaging with law required tags still attached, in a resell-able condition, and if sold in sets, must be returned in sets. THE RA NUMBER MUST BE MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PACKAGE, or package will not be received.
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I love this ornament. It is well made. The pig is absolutely adorable. Lightweight.
Thanks so much Gail for your 5 Star Review of the PIGGLES THE PIG FELT ORNAMENT! We love our felted wool ornaments too! So Cute! Thank you so much for joining the Fair Trade Movement! Your purchase impacts the artisans and their communities with improved opportunities in health, education and economic independence! Thank you! Hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Cutest, little pink piggie on the slopes. A winner for decorating!
Gretchen! I just received an email with your Review Post! I cannot stop laughing! You are definitely creative! Thank you Gretchen! lol - that's great! :-) - Big Hugs! - Michele aka Shopkeeper!!
This adorable little fuzzy bear holds a heart near and dear and it turned out to be mine! This little cuteness is one of my favorites now!
Wow Halerie! What a Beautiful HEARTFELT ♥ Riveting Five Star Review!! Thank you so much for your support of the fair trade movement! Your purchase empowers artisans from developing countries and inspires change in their communities! I hope to see you again soon! Thank you! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
My husband got me this for Christmas. I collect nativity sets from around the world. It is a really lovely little set. The sheep is too cute for words. it is well made too. In order to display it without the pieces falling down, might have to stuff each piece with tissue paper. Just to give them volume, but that is really easily done and undone for storage. I love that the set is from Nepal too.
Thank you so much Sarah for your incredible review of the Felt Family Nativity by Wild Woolies! I love your idea about 'stuffing' the pieces with a little tissue to keep them from falling down. Your review inspires trust and confidence in the fair trade movement and helps others to appreciate the craftsmanship of our artisans. Thank you so much for your amazingly thorough review! Thank you! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Thank you so much Renee for your FIVE STAR Review! Thank you very much for shopping fair trade products; and for supporting the artisans that we represent! Your voice and comments are pivotal to the fair trade movement, lending trust and credibility! We hope to see you again soon! Thank you! - Michele/Shopkeeper