Designed in Amsterdam by Pepe Heykoop, these paper vase covers are handmade by the women of the Tiny Miracles communities in Mumbai, helping to eliminate poverty in the city.
This award-winning Dutch innovation arrives folded inside an envelope, which opens to reveal a tessellated paper cover that can be placed over a used plastic water bottle or glass to produce a beautiful vase for your flowers. From a distance it looks like it's made from porcelain but it's actually made of paper! These vases are not only aesthetically beautiful but make an important statement too.
Tiny Miracles launched in 2010 with a mission to break the poverty cycle in the impoverished Pardeshi community in Mumbai – the so-called ‘Untouchables’ of Indian society. They are an unconventional foundation and social enterprise aiming to empower the world’s poorest communities to break their own poverty cycle within 10 years. Tiny Miracles' approach is centred around 5 pillars: education, healthcare, life skills, income generation and happiness. By focusing on all 5 pillars simultaneously, they enable communities to become self-supporting for generations to come. Their income-generating programmes include teaching skills and making handmade, award-winning designs which sell worldwide.
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