Posts with: recycled


Eco Baskets by Mowgs

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Mowgs baskets was started by marketing professional Michal Simpson. A few years ago she was traveling through Asia and she came across a remote farming village in Myanmar ( Burma) where in the rainy season the villagers would weave traditional cane baskets. They use the baskets to carry their daily shopping and fresh fish. However the weavers… Read more »

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 »

Trashy Bags

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Trashy Bags are a social enterprise based in Accra, Ghana. They collect waste plastic and transform it into practical and fashionable bags. Trashy Bags are more than just unique and stylish products, they also stand for change, self-empowerment and above all, hope! Trashy Bags is a truly grassroots initiative that gives ordinary Africans a sense… Read more »

Recycled Plastic Bottle Rugs

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When we first saw these soft and beautiful rugs we could not believe that they were made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. They look and feel like our other wool and cotton rugs! They are made in India by a clever process that breaks the bottles down into super fine fibres that can then be… 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 »

Recycled Glass from Bolivia

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CRISIL is a recycled glass-making factory situated in Cochabamba, central Bolivia. It is a family-owned business begun by two brothers, Carlos and Walter Bustos, after one of them spent some years in the USA but wanted to return to his home country. They make beautiful handmade glass products for Traidcraft which are very popular with… 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 »

Recycled tin can campervan

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These amazing recycled tin vehicles are produced in Madagascar for Shared Earth and are one of our best-selling products! They make the perfect gift for that tricky uncle or cousin, or the friend who has everything! They’re produced by Bezalila, an artisan co-operative set up in 1994 by a French development agency but now operating… Read more »

Jodie Hart Showerproof Poncho

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We’re loving this poncho, not least because of its classic, Hepburn-esque style! And if the last few days are anything to go by, you’ll get plenty of wear out of it this summer! It can be folded away in its self-contained bag when the sun makes an appearance and it’s even good for the environment… Read more »