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Keeping it fair trade at Hay Bike Fest

by Andrew Williams | April 26, 2014

We're currently enjoying Hay Bike Fest here in Hay on Wye, though to be fair I don't envy them the weather at the moment. It's a great chance for people to see the stunning scenery around the area, and also to meet other enthusiasts from up and down the country. 

We've been getting in on the bike theme with a new delivery of our ever-popular accessories made from recycled inner tubes! These are made in Cambodia by our friends at Craftworks Cambodia, who also make our incredible Hope & Peace jewellery

Online we have clasp wallets and laptop sleeves made from this versatile, hard wearing and eco friendly material. Whether your on two wheels or not, they make great gifts. 

Recycled tyre clasp wallet

Tagged: 2014, cambodia, cycling, fair trade, fairtrade, recycled

Creative Cambodia

by Louise Davies | December 12, 2012

We’re delighted to be the first UK stockists of Craftworks Cambodia’s products. They’re an innovative group who produce bags and accessories from recycled sacks and inner tubes, and jewellery made from bomb casings and bullets recovered from the war in the 1970s. Pretty amazing stuff! We've been chatting regularly by email and getting a real insight into the group. They’ve sent us information and photos of the individual artisans, many of whom are suffering with HIV/AIDS or disabilities due to mines.



We’ve just received our first instalment of jewellery which is now available here. Unfortunately the artisan who produces the jewellery is currently unwell, but he should be back on his feet soon and we’ll have some additions to the range. 

Hope you like their products and, remember, every purchase goes towards helping these talented people live a more comfortable and sustainable life.

Tagged: cambodia, jewellery, recycled