It gives me the "warm and fuzzies' to introduce these stunning Felt, woolen ball rugs.Â Nic NacÂ is committed to only employing workshops and women that offer fair wages and working conditions. They are committed to putting part profits back into this incredibly poor country. Together with a few Nepalese Foundations they are also helping to educate marginalised children in Nepal.
Felting is labour intensive. Firstly the wool is carded then dyed in various colors. Upon completion of the coloring process the Nepalese, mostly women start compressing the raw material with the help of soap & hot water by hand. No chemicals or machines are used to make the product; hence the felt products are 100% hand made. By rubbing and washing the wool with hot water the fibres fuse together.Â