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Marquet Hand-Crafted Tree Friends. Set of Three Pigs in assortment of colors. Includes black Marquet gift box with turquoise cover. Gift box has a string tie adorned with a wooden goldfish. Marquet paperwork also included.

Hand-crafted from repurposed phone books and newspapers. Each piece of paper is rolled, dyed, and hand woven into the animal shape. Artisan made in Thailand under the principles of fair trade.

Each pig measures a little over two inches. A gold string chain is attached for optional hanging.

Marquet is a green company that repurposes used paper into animal, insect, and flower shapes. Started in a poor neighborhood in Bangkok, Thailand, the company currently employs 30 women. Many of these women are single mothers or from low-income households. In 2003, Marquet was honored at the World Fair Trade Organization Biennial Conference.
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