There so many reasons that these bowls will warm your heart! First off, they are made from reclaimed recycled wood from fallen trees so no additional waste is created. Second, the bowls are made by artisans from Kenya which operate under Fair Trade principles and a percentage of sales are returned to the artists. Third, the bowls are beautiful and functional and hand carved so that no two sets are exactly alike. They are erfect for holding your jewelry or to gather items on a dresser or desk.