This lovely and textured vase is made by the Association for Craft Producers in Kathmandu, Nepal. They are a nonprofit group that provides design, marketing, management and technical services to low-income artisans, the majority of them women, providing regular and fair wages. In addition to a central production and design workshop, the association maintains a full-time staff. They also own retail outlet called Dhukuti in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Benefits include medical and counseling services, a savings program and retirement fund, paid maternity and paternity leave, education allowance to encourage education especially of daughters, low-interest loans for producer groups, clothing and household allowances, and seminars on health, nutrition and women’s rights.