This copper coated iron bell is a fair trade product from India. The wood clapper strikes a rich tone, and the black cotton cord with wood beads adds to the appeal while making it easy to hang. It is about 4 1/2" tall, not including the clapper or cord, by 2 1/2" in diameter, with a a 12" cord. Because it is handmade, the bell you receive may vary slightly from what you see in the images.
About the brand: Mira Fair Trade was founded in 2008 by Meera Viswanathan as a way to connect artisans in her native India with markets in the west. The company's mission is to help empower artisans, especially women, to achieve economic independence through the fair trade model instead of through charitable donations. Mira Fair Trade is also committed to environmental health and sustainability, an ethic that is manifested in the brand's use of recycled materials, both in its products and packaging. The company is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and is a Green America Gold Certified Business.
About the producers: This bell was made by an artisan named Luhar, who along with his family crafts bells from recycled materials. He lives in Bhuj, India.