Brand: Vilt Van Ver
These trivets are made of 100 felt balls, they are heat resistant and 100% wool. Each unique trivet is made by hand. Dutch design company Vilt Van Ver (Felt From Far) works with an organization in Nepal that gives Nepalese women the opportunity to be financially independent, receive fair wages and good working conditions.
These roots from our products begin in the country from which its greatest export product is wool: New Zealand. From New Zealand uncarded wool is shipped to Nepal where it is carded dyed at the factory. The dyed wool is rolled up into a tight ball. The ball is placed in a bucket with warm water and soap. The balls are squeezed, rubbed and rolled with a shelf until they have the right size and shape. Since the balls are full with water, they are dried in a centrifuge. In Kathmandu it is cranked by hand every day because they have to deal with blackouts. At this location in Kathmandu they only have power for two hours a day. After centrifugation, the balls are placed on the roof of the workplace where they can further dry under the Nepalese sun. Once the balls are completely dry, they are strung together to form a trivet. All in all, an incredibly time-consuming process. A process that consists out of 100% handwork with the result that each trivet is unique.
Item Description: Natural multi-toned wool, hand felted and sewn wool.
Materials: Uncarded wool, which is carded dyed at the factory
Dimensions: L: 7.75" x W: 7.75" x H: 1"
Care Instructions: Spot clean with cool water and gentle detergent
Made In: Nepal