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Fabulous handloomed rugs to match our 100% cotton throws

by Andrew Williams | April 05, 2017

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 

Tagged: eighteen rabbit, hay on wye, india, rugs, throws

Fair trade treats from south of the border

by Andrew Williams | February 14, 2015

Well, we have now just about recovered from our epic trip to Mexico. I cannot hand-on-heart claim that it was all work, but we did meet some incredible new suppliers as well as catching up with some of our existing far trade cooperatives. While we were in the USA we also took the opportunity to meet up with Mata Traders, who produce some of the amazing dresses we stock. They were exhibiting at the Atlanta Gift Show, and while we were there we also met another great new supplier called Refugee Beads - look out for their lovely jewellery coming soon!

  

Mexico was the main event however. We now have new (but limited) stock of some truly beautiful new pieces:

  • Tin mirrors, beaten by hand - all slightly different. These now come in a lovely presentation pack, and are still just £5. 
  • Wooden "alebrije" figures, hand carved and painted. These are already going quickly!
  • Tortilla warmers! perfect for the chef who has everything, or any aspiring Mexican cook.  
  • An incredible new selection of rugs from Oaxaca, woven on wooden looms using 100% wool and natural plant and mineral dyes. Obviously only one each of these. 

 

We spent the last three days of our trip in Mexico City, and were lucky enough to meet some more incredible new suppliers. We will be adding new stock from all of our talented producers during the year so stay tuned!

Tagged: alebrije, eighteen rabbit, fair trade, Mexico, rugs, tin, tortilla warmer