These handcrafted coasters will look great on your desk or table. Handcrafted from 100 % natural fiber "Toquilla straw" (paja toquilla), they are not only environmentally friendly, but their natural texture and colored coloration also make them a fantastic fit for any room.
They'll soak up any condensation from your drinks, and they're also great for candles and plants!
Include a complimentary gift of a "Cotton Drawstring Pouch" created by women artisans in Bangladesh. - Ideal Sustainable Gift for Environmentalists!
Korissa created and chose each item, which is then sustainably produced by Ecuadorian women craftsmen.
We love them because they are handmade, and bring an exotic and modern touch to any interior.
KORISSA’s story began in 2017 when Angela, a co-founder of KORISSA, left New York for Bangladesh to work for a family business. While staying in Bangladesh for a year, she met a female social entrepreneur who works for a non-governmental (NGO) and World Fair Trade organization. This organization is committed to alleviating poverty, increase social responsibility through fair trade and strengthening the personal skills of the women who suffered gender violence in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, by producing handicrafts items made from jute, seagrass, and locally sourced natural fibers. Inspired by their commitments, Nora and Angela decided to found KORISSA with a goal of offering environmentally and socially responsible handmade goods and encouraging the modern shopper to purchase consciously.
After four years of continued growth and success, KORISSA partners with four artisans organizations in Bangladesh that operate according to fair trade principles.
KORISSA is committed to building up sustainable relationships with our artisans and working together to preserve the culture and history while providing our artisans access to fair wages, broader markets, and secure, sustainable livelihoods.
KORISSA is committed to consuming less and being more conscious about waste by using eco-friendly, sustainable materials and forms of production.
3103 Vernon Blvd, Astoria, NY, 11106
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