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Felti Assorted Animal Ornaments - Miniatures

Felti Assorted Animal Ornaments - Miniatures

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 Unique Felti Ornaments in miniature size by Spectacled Bear Conservation, handmade by the women of indigenous communities from northern Peru. 

About 4cm tall

The Felti Process:

Feltis are dry-needle felted ornaments handcrafted by women from rural and indigenous communities in northern Peru.

Our Feltis are made of 100% sheep’s wool. We source most wool locally from farms high in the Andes mountains of northern Peru where women typically tend the fields and sheep, shearing their herd once or twice a year using a pair of scissors or a sharp knife.

At our Conservation Centre we wash and dye the wool, then prepare it for use by running it through a carding machine to brush the fibers into the same direction. 

Dry needle felting involves repeatedly poking a ball of carded wool, or roving, with a barbed felting needle. The wool becomes denser with each poke, allowing the creation of a firm shape that our Artisans model into charismatic animals by adding special details and different colors of wool.

Empowering women powers positive change:

The average rural Peruvian woman accounts for 80% of her family’s labor force, working in agriculture and traditional household care. Women’s unpaid labor allows men to search for temporary work often outside of the community. Peruvian women and girls often face domestic violence, higher illiteracy rates than males and limited access to reproductive healthcare.

Our Felti Artisans are women from rural and Indigenous communities in northern Peru, including the Cañaris Indigenous group in the Ferrañafe province of Lambayeque department. Cañaris is one of the twenty poorest districts in Peru. The Felti program helps alleviate poverty for the Artisans by providing them with a fair wage. With a steady income, women have better access to healthcare for themselves and their families and are able to send their children to school. They have more control of their time, lives, and bodies. The economic empowerment of women powers positive change.


100% sheep's wool


This product comes with a recyclable paper tag. 


This piece should be used for as long as possible and then donated to give it a new life. Otherwise, sheep's wool is 100% biodegradable. 


To clean, wipe with a soft cloth gently dampened.


Spectacled Bear Conservation Society’s (SBC) mission is to conserve and protect spectacled bears and their habitat in northern Peru through scientific research,
education and collaboration with local communities and landowners. We conduct field research to identify areas with prime spectacled bear habitat. We then partner with
communities who own the land and choose to protect it by creating a private protected area. Through this partnership we start a new chapter of our Felti program in the community, which employs local women.

Our Felti program, started in 2010, is a vital component of our conservation work and results in a direct economic benefit for the communities we partner with on creating
protected areas. The opportunity to participate in our Felti program is an incentive for communities to protect spectacled bear habitat and builds trust and strong relationships between SBC and local people.


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**NEW extended GTA wide coverage**
Order online and select "Ship/Deliver"
Orders over $175 have FREE DELIVERY within the GTA.

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We repurpose all packaging materials we receive for order shipments, including any cardboard boxes, paper, tissue, and corn-based packing peanuts. We use recyclable paper tape with water activated adhesive. Sometimes, plastic wrapping falls on our hands from certain vendors. We keep it for situations where a bit of bubble wrap will help better protect your product. 

We encourage you to repurpose it and keep it going around :)

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