Hope Hippo - Artisan Made Fair Trade

$24.95 $49.95

Hip, Hip, Hurrah, for Hope the Hippo!

This needle-felted-wool Hope Hippo sweetheart is a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

The sculpture is created from 100% local + organic merino wool, in northern Rwanda; the wool is naturally hand-dyed using artichoke pits! The merino wool they use is from their own flocks of sheep! (The sheep receive meticulous 24-hour care so they will be healthy and continue producing top quality wool).

    Hope Hippo is made by young deaf women in Rwanda; creating these wool sculptures provides a dignified, purposeful employment for them. As they receive above fair trade wages for their skilled work, they are enabled to live a better life.  

      • Approximately 6-7" long x 2.5" wide x 3.5" tall
      • 100% organic merino wool
      • A hefty, solid sculpture!
      • Not intended to be a toy

      ***See her Bestie, Dandy Lion, also here on Simply Inspired Goods!***

      Handspun Hope is a sustainable fashion brand committed to ethically-sourced materials and minimal environmental impact. 

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