Penguin

If you're like us, each of your Christmas ornaments has a memory and a story to tell. Like all of our natural gourd ornaments, the Penguin reminds us he's eco-friendly and made in the spirit of fair trade. He features his cool red bowtie and elongated beak with white feathering detail down his front. Hang him on the tree and have one more thing to celebrate!

Product Information

 

Product ID:  70500

Size:  approx. 4″ height x 3″ width

Colors:  Black penguin with white feathers and red bowtie

Materials:  Ornaments are made from natural bottle gourds

Production:  Each batch of ornaments takes several months to complete.  This includes the growing, picking and sun drying process.  Gourds are then cleaned, dyed & painted, carved by hand, and polished.  Gourds are grown and dried in Northern Peru and crafted in home workshops in Lima, Peru.

Carbon Footprint:  The production and transportation of this gourd resulted in 500 grams of CO2 emission, roughly equivalent to driving 2 miles in a car.  This is a Carbon Zero product as its footprint has been offset through the purchase of carbon credits.

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Each gourd is hand carved.  By who exactly?  Check the packaging, they signed their work for you. Blossom Inspirations works closely with artisan communities, workshops and cooperatives under the auspices of fair trade.  The price you pay assures a fair living wage for those involved in its production.

Each ornament is eco-friendly.  How exactly?  Well, ornaments are made from natural bottle gourds compared with more popular plastic and/or glass ornaments.  We track our carbon footprint from raw materials to delivery of the final product.  We look for ways to reduce our impact and invest in carbon credits to offset the rest.  Each gourd is essentially carbon neutral.  Read more on our Social Responsibility.

 

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