Brighten up your kitchen and protect your counters and table tops with these colorful trivet set! Set of 3 colorful trivets made from soapstone locally sourced by artisans in Kisii. Carved, etched, and dyed in complementary patterns and colors. Dye tones vary slightly. Matching Colorful Soapstone Coaster Set of 6 sold separately. 7in. dia
Fair Trade Artisans: Kenya: Nyabigena Soapstone Carvers. Kisii, a city in western Kenya, is surrounded by soapstone quarries and is well-known both for the quality of its soapstone and the skill of its carvers. Nyamarambe, a rural village near Kisii, is the home of the 150-member Nyabigena Soapstone Carvers Cooperative. This civic-minded group provides work for its members while also giving back to its community. A source of great pride for the cooperative is the Nyabigena Mixed Day Academy, an elementary school which has been serving disadvantaged children since 2007. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of soapstone crafts goes directly to supporting the school.