The timber is from a tree that is a fast growing pioneer species, and has many used in traditional medicine including treating fever and bronchitis. Only the branches are used from the trees.
12 full time staff and a number of piece meal workers (unemployed mothers who work from home) paint, wax, and assemble the jewellery. There is no child labour involved, and workers are paid above the Fair wage law. They also receive social security contributions, health insurance, and contributions to a home loan scheme.
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