In our last blog we explained why we think buying fair trade gifts is so important, especially at Christmas. But if you're stuck for inspiration, perhaps we can help! Here are some of our fairly traded favourites...
Our Knot Headbands are a new design this year, following best selling Christmas designs last year. Available in navy and burgundy.
These new "Honeycomb" chopping boards are a great addition to any kitchen, and also complement our "Bee" coasters.
Our "Hope and Peace" jewellery is made in Cambodia from recycled bullets and shell casings. Currently only available through Eighteen Rabbit, these make an unusual and thought provoking gift.
Finally there's our delicious range of Zotter chocolates - great stocking fillers, fair trade and absolutely delicious!
If you're still spoilt for choice you can browse our online store to find the perfect fair trade gift for you this Christmas.
One item which we get a lot of comments on in the shop is our range of "Papel Picado" banners. These paper decorations from Mexico look like traditional banners or streamers until you look a little closer and notice that they feature depictions of skulls, skeletons and other spooky stuff! They are a hugely popular decoration around the Mexican Day of the Dead festival or Dia de los Muertos which takes place at the start of November. However they make an interesting and unusual decoration at any time of the year. The 5m long string features 16 multicoloured panes in each pack.
We'r really pleased to have more stock of our beautiful perching birds. These little creatures will sit happily on most jugs, vases or cups, and brighten up any room. They are hand made in Thailand and are a lovely match for some of our ceramic vases.
We've just had another delivery of amazing mango wood products from Thailand. These look incredible, are light to handle and complement modern or traditional homes. Mango trees are planted as fire-breaks in hardwood plantations in Thailand, allowing the harvest of their delicious fruit and eventually the creation of some beautiful wooden products. We have candle holders, bowls and vases all available now, with more designs to be added to the website soon.
We're really pleased to have another great range of winter woollens from Here Today Here Tomorrow. Last year our bestsellers were their knitted headbands with velvet lining and they are back for 2013/14! We have three new styles - a charcoal block print design in a traditional style, and a new knot design available in burgundy or navy. We only have limited stock of each design and once they're gone we're unlikely to get more stock. Don't miss out on these cosy, fair trade favourites.