We've been delighted with the response to our new range of Dalit candles from India. We trialled these over the Hay Festival and they proved to be a great success. From the largest centrepiece to the smallest ceramic tea light (which start at just £2 instore and four for £10 online), each is hand made and represents hope for the Dalit community in India.
Dalit Goods, who import the candles, is the trading arm of Life Association, a registered charity who for 20 years have been building and managing schools and children's homes in India. Every purchase of Dalit Goods products goes towards supporting their work. They are committed to the highest standards of ethical and environmental responsibility in every area of Dalit Goods and combine western design with eastern skill to achieve this.
We have blogged about our range of throws before, but they continue to be an instant classic in the shop and online. Our supplier tells us that they are expecting new designs to be available from India very shortly, so we'll keep you posted on that. In the meantime we now have a range of lovely rugs to match our "Diamond Weave" pattern throws.
The rugs are 90cm x 60cm so would work perfectly at the end of a bed with the matching throw draped over the bedspread. Or perhaps in a lounge to turn an old sofa into a more modern, stylish centre of relaxation!
We think the rugs and throws are great value at just £20, and remember we have free P&P in the UK plus free, no hassle returns
We decided to try these lovely throws in the shop last week and promptly sold out as soon as we had put them on sale! I think customers really liked the choice of vibrant colours in the Diamond throws or more neutral tones in the Natural throws. Either way, we've just had more stock of both, and in an increased range of colours.
The Diamond throws are slightly larger at 180cm x 130cm, while the Natural throws measure 150cm x 125cm. They are all made in India and imported to the UK by a BAFTS approved fair trade supplier. We hope they become a regular feature in the shop, and if they're popular we might try more soft furnishings such as bedspreads and pillows to complement the throws and rugs we already stock - let us know what you think!
We are constantly amazed at the stylish new designs and fabrics which Mata Traders manage to come up with. As one of the only Mata stockists in the UK, we are always delighted when their next delivery arrives! This season we have another stunning capsule collection, featuring some on-trend patterns and a timeless little black dress.
As always we only have very limited stock of each design in each size, so please don't miss out! We are delighted that we now have some real Mata "fans" who snap up their favourites as soon as we release a new season, so we hope you'll want to join their ranks.
Of course, as well as providing you with another wardrobe staple, buying from our new Mata collection also helps ensure a better quality of life for the producers in India and Nepal. Let us know your favourites!
We're getting excited in the warren about the prospect of new Eighteen Rabbit bags. We've got just four left of the original '3 lines, 3 dots' limited edition bags, and have been working on a new design based on our popular postcards.
Read full post →