Posts in Category: Gifts and crafts


Recycled Metal Sculptures

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These beautiful sculptures made from recycled metal are made by a group of skilled artisans in Harare, Zimbabwe. They have an international reputation for producing the highest quality metal sculptures available from Africa. The products are Fair Trade and purchases of these recycled metal sculptures help provide a stable income and good standard of living… Read more »

Ocean Sole Flipflop Animals

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Ocean Sole are a social enterprise based in Kenya. They recycle flipflops into colourful flipflop animals. The flipflops are found littered on the beaches and waterways of Kenya. Flipflops are one of the largest marine pollutants on Kenyan beaches. It is very bizarre but thousands and thousands of flipflops are washed up onto the East African coast… Read more »

Zhambala String Lights

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Zhambala string lights are hand made, fair trade and ethically sourced. They come in a variety of styles all made in Thailand. Probably the most popular are the delicate rose lights. The rose flower string lights are made from skeletalised rubber leaves which can take at least a month to produce. Once the leaves have… Read more »

Fair Squared Fair Trade Beauty and Health

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We’ve shelves full of this new range of Fairtrade health and beauty products. Made with top quality natural ingredients that are not only fantastic for the skin but also Fairtrade, vegan and halal. None of the ingredients are tested on animals and no synthetic fragrances or petrochemical derivatives are used. The staff have all been… Read more »

So Many Beautiful New Scarves to Chose From!

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We have so many new beautiful scarves in the shop. Many of them come from York Scarves, (no prizes for guessing where their business is based!) They have been working with a Co-operative based in a semi rural area of Northern India for many years. The co-operative was initiated in 1977 and is structured on a… Read more »

Bamboo Reusable Eco Coffee Cup

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Bamboo reusable eco coffee cups are really made from organic biodegradable bamboo fibre. Light and lovely to use they are practical to take out and about with you on the go and even dish washer safe when you return home.(Top shelf of the dish washer but not the lid and sleeve) Each year over 100… Read more »

Recycled Tyre Plant Pots

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Our new range of beautiful recycled tyre plant pots are made from old car tyres given a new lease of life by skilled artisans in Northern India. Eco friendly and fairly traded these planters will brighten any garden, back yard or window sill. Noah’s Ak work closely with their group of producers investing much of… Read more »

The Traveller’s Tree Marquetry Boxes

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Although we’re first and foremost a fair trade business – and therefore focused on enabling communities in developing countries to engage in dignified and sustainable employment – we love it when those ‘people’ ethics come together with environmental ethics too! These incredible marquetry boxes are an example of exactly that kind of joined up ethical thinking…. Read more »