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Naturally durable

Fairtrade Lightshade

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Product name: Fairtrade Lightshade

Reviewer: Karen Heinrich

Price: $19.95 each

Buy Online: Neco

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These Fairtrade Lightshades are handmade by Nepalese village women from the bark of a shrub known locally as lokta.

This bush, found at an altitude of 2,000 m to 3,000 m, grows back to harvestable height within six to eight years of being cut to ground level.

The attractive hanging paper lanterns are surprisingly strong and durable, with a natural resistance to worms and insects, and come in a variety of colours and patterns.

Your purchase will support fair trade in Nepal and the lanterns can be recycled.

At the time of publication, G is not aware of any Australian-made paper lanterns.

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