Wooden Hippo Hook

The painted wood hippo hooks are great fun decorative pieces, perfect for a child’s room or even a guest bedroom. Hang one in your kitchen and toss a hand towel on it. Put one inside your hall closet to hang a purse, umbrella, or jacket on so you’ll always get a smile each time you open up that door. Or mount one on your bathroom door to hang your bathrobe on.

Crafted by hand of albesia wood, the hippo is lavender in color and measures about 4 1/4″ by 4 1/2″. The hook is made of metal and is quite large, able to capture a multitude of items. The hippo is mounted with a screw that you provide. Albesia wood is a low density wood which is relatively easy to carve and is commonly used to make wooden sculptures.

Wooden Hippo Hook

Wooden Hippo Hook

The Wooden Hippo Hook is a fair trade item created by hand in Indonesia.

From the Living Wage Fair Trade website:

Living Wage links fair international trade with cultural exchange and socially responsible travel. This model, introduced for the first time as a comprehensive concept, uses transparent fair trade to connect the disadvantaged producer directly with progressive store owners and consumers. Advocates and economic development experts independently confirm the existence of a fair wage, appropriate work conditions, environmental protection and cultural preservation. Your participation in this new Fair Trade Movement has a direct, positive impact on improving the quality of life for those living in developing countries. It also supports small-scale producers and the middle class at home and abroad. In fact, the Fair Trade Movement directly challenges globalization institutions that intentionally or unintentionally continue a starvation-wage world trade system by demonstrating a viable alternative. Fair Trade works right now, it’s not some dream. We set western domestic standards on all imports and demonstrate that a standard based trade system is the solution to environmental destruction, human trafficking and world poverty. We can work together to change the unfree-unfair trade system. Go to LivingWageFairTrade.com to learn more.

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