Peru “Thank you for the work, for me and my family it has been a blessing from the heavens and really I don’t know how we could have coped without it.” Primi – Hope Jewellery, Peru Hope jewellery is handmade by women living in two shanty towns in Lima and two provincial cities in Peru […]
These quirky creatures are handmade in Zimbabwe by Raina Mazwiembiri and her team. They collect seed pods which have fallen from trees, then paint and decorate them to produce these beautiful birds and animals, each with their own unique markings and poses!
Meet the Kilombero Rice farmers of Malawi | Just Trading Scotland Just Trading Scotland (JTS) support over 700 smallholder rice farmers in the Karonga region on the northern shores of Lake Malawi, by providing a market in the UK for the high quality Kilombero rice they grow. These photos show something of life in Malawi […]
South of Madras near the East Coast of India is a small village, Allangkuppam. In an idyllic setting surrounded by trees and plants of every description and blessed with a plentiful rainfall and a good local supply of china clay, lies the Sivam pottery. Here the master potter and a group of about 60 artisans, […]
The distinctive candle pots from Dalit are hand made in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai in India. This is the world’s most densely populated place where 1 million people live in a square mile. It is home to some 300 potters and their families. Traditionally this work is only done by Dalits, (who were formerly […]
Zaytoun supports an olive tree planting project which is run by the Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA) and produces the organic, fair trade olive oil, dates, maftoul and freekeh which we sell in the shop. Through the PFTA farmers can apply to become growers. In order for their application to be successful they must show that they […]
Honeystreet Handmade Honeystreet Handmade is a range of luxury bath and body products certified by Fairtrade. The products are individually handmade in small batches in the heart of Wiltshire by a small team from a long standing family run Fairtrade company. All the products avoid any of the ‘bad stuff’ which can usually be […]
In the first in our series of ‘Meet the Artisans’ series we would like to introduce you to the people who work for Lanka Kade and make the beautiful and brightly coloured toys we sell in the shop. Step into the shop and it’s hard to miss the boldly coloured chunky puzzles, beautifully painted wooden […]