They are carved and painted by Kenyan men and women in a Fairtrade project that creates employment for around 800 families in rural Kenya. Soapstone is an amazing renewable resource when properly managed. It is hand-dug from pits where it naturally occurs. The pits are refilled after excavation and then left for 5-10 years when the soapstone reforms itself. The land is owned by the local people who work the soapstone and manage the land so that it stays in good condition.
And from all that sustainable care come these beautiful hearts: great gifts for the eco-conscious romantic in your life.
These soapstone hearts are sold through One World Projects and cost from $6 to$12 according to size.