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|Teak Bath Stool This handcrafted shower seat is naturally water-resistant and virtually impervious to bathroom moisture, our eco-friendly fair trade teak bath seat also doubles as a clever bathroom table or shower seat. Made from sustainable teak, this unique bowed-design seat is hand-sanded and rubbed with an oil finish that will last for years. Handcrafted from sustainably grown plantation teak by a fair trade, family run business. 18"L x 13"W x 21"H. 12 lbs. Handmade in Indonesia. Part of Gaiam's FAIR TRADE product line Product Features: Made from sustainably grown teak wood Naturally water-resistant for use as a shower seat Hand-sanded, oil-finished bath stool Long-term wear and durability Dimensions: 18"L x 13"W x 21"H. 12 lbs A fair trade product and Gaiam exclusive Story Behind this Bath Stool Throughout the Indonesian island of Bali, small craft producers struggle to compete in a competitive marketplace. While demand is high for traditional Balinese craft-works, only large producers have the means and capacity to compete. To promote the unique arts of small artists and to combat their marginalization, nonprofit organization Mitra Bali works directly with producer groups, employing over 1,000 men and women, helping them to establish pricing and distribute their work throughout the world. In addition, Mitra Bali has set up a free design center for producers, including a library, education on the use of environmentally sustainable resources, consultations with product designers and monthly workshops. Mitra Bali markets its artisans silver jewelry, sustainable wood and bamboo products and one-of-a-kind ceramics. What is Gaiam Fair Trade Fair Trade promotes and supports wages that are fair in the local context, meaning they help artisans and crafts people earn a wage they can live on and that is relative to other skills and trades in their local economic system. Fair trade organizations benefit artisans they trade with by paying between 15 percent and 30 percent of the retail price of products to the artisans. Fair trade also sometimes includes ensuring safe working conditions for artisans, creating sustainable livelihoods for communities in developing countries, and improving social and humanitarian conditions for those communities — which helps ensure that workers can keep earning uninterrupted wages. Why Should You Buy a Fair Trade Product A percentage of sales from each Fair Trade product purchased from Gaiam is redistributed back into the Fair Trade program Allows people & communities throughout the world to earn wages & sustain a living utilizing age-old skills passed down the generations Creates employment opportunity in areas that would otherwise be desolate Provides an avenue for unique product to enter the world market that would otherwise be lost Supplies money to underdeveloped regions of the world in order to maintain their rich culture, heritage and way of life Live as One - One World|