"While you have fun putting together these high quality, 3-dimensional wood puzzles, you can also feel good about how they were created.
Ecowoods works with young artisans in La Paz, Bolivia who are economically disadvantaged and lack the education to find employment in a difficult job market. Young adults, both men and women, who are fortunate to find their way into the Ecowoods' program receive valuable on-the-job training.
Each is paid an excellent wage, and many save money to further their education while developing their woodworking skills.
These puzzles are crafted from scraps discarded by larger companies who are sourcing their wood from a sustainable conservation program. The ecological finish is made from natural linseed and eucalyptus oils, and bees wax. "