When Summer Bowen, founder of BTC Elements, first told me about these bowls, I was skeptical. How could catchall baskets made from used potato chip wrappers be things of beauty? They are—and they have an incredible story. The wrappers are collected on the streets of Nepal, turned inside out and cleaned, then wrapped around dried grasses and woven into surprisingly sturdy baskets. They add the perfect touch of bling to your table. Proceeds generated from these handicrafts support the Spiral Foundation's efforts to finance primary healthcare, medical and educational projects in Nepal and Vietnam.
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Chocolates, shortbreads and more