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Handmade Resin Fair Trade Decorative Salad Servers These unusual creations look like glass, but are really made from resin and decorated with real chillies & black peppercorns / guinea fowl feather, lucky bean & grass seed. They make a stunning centre piece to any table in your home.

It is a complex and lengthy process to make these fabulous servers. Clear polyester resin, which has the consistency of syrup, is mixed with a catalyst before it is poured into moulds and the decoration added.

It is necessary to allow each layer to set slightly before the next is added, this avoids the decorations from sinking into one another. The decorations used range from real feathers and grass, to beads and beans. Once the final layer is complete, the servers are left to harden and usually set within 2-3 hours.

Once set hard, the servers are removed from their moulds, and left on racks for some days to cure as they are still ‘tacky’ with excess resin. When the tacky resin has dried properly, the servers are sanded and shaped to a smooth finish.

The laborious and exacting polishing stage is then undertaken by the polishers, who buff the articles in stages with various grades of water paper and rubbing compounds to give the final sparkle. It takes a week to create one of these bowls from start to finish. Every server is individually made, so no two will ever be exactly the same, making each one is a genuine work of art.

About the Supplier:
This company is a life line of employment in an area which has suffered much due to HIV/AIDS, as well as the negative impact of politics. The majority of the work is carried out by women who are paid on a piecework basis, which allows them to work around their laborious domestic duties and attend to their families.

The company has a crèche for pre-school children where they receive basic pre-school education as well as an essential nutritional meal a day. It is also company policy to assist in paying school fees for their permanent workers school-attending children.

Furthermore, the company has secured and implemented piped water scheme into the nearby village, giving access to clean drinking water all year round. Not only does this secure water supply reduce the work load for local women who otherwise would have to walk great distances to fetch water, but it also has led to an improved food production.
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Handmade Resin Fair Trade Decorative Salad Servers

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Handmade resin salad severs created by artisans in rural Zimbabwe and decorated with real chillies or feathers

These unusual creations look like glass, but are really made from resin and decorated with real chillies & black peppercorns / guinea fowl feather, lucky bean & grass seed. They make a stunning centre piece to any table in your home.

It is a complex and lengthy process to make these fabulous servers. Clear polyester resin, which has the consistency of syrup, is mixed with a catalyst before it is poured into moulds and the decoration added.

It is necessary to allow each layer to set slightly before the next is added, this avoids the decorations from sinking into one another. The decorations used range from real feathers and grass, to beads and beans. Once the final layer is complete, the servers are left to harden and usually set within 2-3 hours.

Once set hard, the servers are removed from their moulds, and left on racks for some days to cure as they are still ‘tacky’ with excess resin. When the tacky resin has dried properly, the servers are sanded and shaped to a smooth finish.

The laborious and exacting polishing stage is then undertaken by the polishers, who buff the articles in stages with various grades of water paper and rubbing compounds to give the final sparkle. It takes a week to create one of these bowls from start to finish. Every server is individually made, so no two will ever be exactly the same, making each one is a genuine work of art.

About the Supplier:
This company is a life line of employment in an area which has suffered much due to HIV/AIDS, as well as the negative impact of politics. The majority of the work is carried out by women who are paid on a piecework basis, which allows them to work around their laborious domestic duties and attend to their families.

The company has a crèche for pre-school children where they receive basic pre-school education as well as an essential nutritional meal a day. It is also company policy to assist in paying school fees for their permanent workers school-attending children.

Furthermore, the company has secured and implemented piped water scheme into the nearby village, giving access to clean drinking water all year round. Not only does this secure water supply reduce the work load for local women who otherwise would have to walk great distances to fetch water, but it also has led to an improved food production.
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