Set of Four Natural Bamboo Inlay Napkin Rings


by Zen Zen

The Product:

This set of four lovely napkin rings is handmade from natural resin and intricately inlaid with finely sliced bamboo. They are made in a traditional village workshop in Bali. We think they make a perfect housewarming, hostess, or wedding shower gift!

Measures: 1.75"T x 1.75"D

The Maker:

The name “zen zen” comes from a Japanese expression which loosely translates to “but of course” - that natural serendipity which occurs when you’re doing something positive for the planet. Zen Zen is a registered Fair Trade company, and proud members of the Fair Trade Federation. They focus on ecologically sustainable and socially responsible practices. They say, "Everything is hand-made by village artisans or in our Balizen in-house, fair trade workshop with the smallest carbon footprint we can manage. We utilize, sustain, support and promote traditional, indigenous village handicrafts, so they can be enjoyed by this and future generations...We support and are involved in sustainable education, re-forestation, organic farming, community empowerment projects and contribute to the GreenSchool Bali scholarship fund...everyone we employ including our subcontractors gets a fair living wage and has good working conditions. Our Indonesian employees also have health insurance, a pension plan and organized Friday afternoon sports. But for us, fair trade means more than that; fair trade means fair to everyone – from our most basic material suppliers/growers to the end retail users. No one gets a huge markup while someone else is getting little.

In short, we believe strongly in providing a quality, ecologically sustainable product at the best price possible, delivered in a relaxed and pleasing way that causes maximum customer satisfaction as well as an appreciation of craftsmanship and global cultures."