Perfect for the environmentally conscious consumer, this hexagon shaped trivet is created using recycled newspapers. An innovative process turns old newspapers into new products by wrapping the paper into coils and forming them into spiraled square building blocks. These blocks are joined with thread and/or glue and starched. Handcrafted by the Women’s Multipurpose Cooperative in Baguio City, Philippines. The organization helps the women create groups, obtain government help in skills training, buy raw materials, provide access to low interest loans and work toward obtaining title to their land.