Choose one of these colorful birds every day of the week to be your guide. Each one corresponds to an inspirational word, such as joy, courage, and generosity (a key is included for reference). Keep them where you need a little love, or give them to a friend so they can feel it, too. The decorative leaf-shaped plate keeps your "bird of the day" proudly perched, while the protective box makes for lovely gift-giving and storage.
Responsible Business Practices
Alfareria Tradicional's mission is to preserve the manufacturing of handmade majolica pieces in the city of Guanajuato. In this way, they preserve a tradition that the city has had for many centuries.
Alfareria Tradicional's starting wage is nearly twice the minimum wage of Mexico. Employees on average earn three times the minimum.
paid time off
All receive vacation time (minimum six days if they have been working for a minimum of one year, and 15 days of Christmas holiday time off).
recycling primary/secondary materials
Water used to wash and prepare the clay is recycled. Pieces that did not pass quality control on the bisque before they are fired are recycled. Broken pieces from the bisque are recycled, and some are used to cover gardens or dirt roads.
Alfareria Tradicional does not have a charitable giving program, but meet all other Collection criteria.
Environmentally Friendly Materials
Ceramic, a natural source material
Packaging is meant to store the birds when not in use.
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