May 19, 2008

This is more like it.

Monsoon Vermont is dedicated to creating sustainable livelihoods for slum-dwelling scavengers and sewers of Jakarta, Indonesia. In the manufacturing of Monsoon Vermont’s products, we do not seek to mimic an industrial workplace where efficiency means profit at the expense of its workers. We seek to honor the story of each person who scavenges, collages, and sews garbage into functional works of art.

Each umbrella is hand-made, the handle and tip are made of native wood and edges are lined with silky fabric. They look superhardy considering they’re made from old toothpaste and detergent packets. And the designs are really pretty…


One comment

  1. Monsoon Vermont umbrellas are one-of-a-kind works of art that turn heads and make people smile, especially when they learn how they are made. A unique gift idea for anyone needing a little protection from the elements.

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