Tuesday, October 31 2017
If you are looking to buy Christmas decorations that are fair trade, made from recycled materials or in some other way sustainably made, Ethical Gifts offers a wide range of ethically sourced Christmas decorations. From gorgeous hand beaded reindeer to recycled paper stars Ethical Gifts has something to suit every pocket and person.
Using ancient bead-working skills, passed down from their mothers and grandmothers, a group of Zulu women living in a remote village in Northern Zululand, South Africa, have stitched each bead by hand to create these beautiful Christmas ornaments.
How gorgeous is this Fairtrade Christmas decoration! Six delightful little Christmas angels in a crochet hemp bag . Their adorable faces are made from wood and each handmade angel is distinctively different .
These elegant Christmas tree decorations have been skilfully hand beaded by a group of Zulu women living in a remote village of Northern Zululand, South Africa. A very beautiful addition to any Christmas tree.
Simply lovely! These peace doves are handmade by artisans from Corr the Jute Works in Bangladesh. It is an organisation that helps to empower rural women by providing them with earning opportunities and the ability to live with dignity.
Wednesday, September 13 2017
Fair-Trade jewellery is hand crafted by highly skilled artisans and every item reflects the skill of the hands that made it. Designed for sustainable change and social impact all of our jewellery empowers the artisans through skill sharing and by providing a living wage.
This lovey double bracelet set is made up of one plain leather bracelet and one braided bayong bracelet with a natural wooden bead feature. This Fairtrade bracelet set in soft natural colours is the perfect addition to any casual outfit and would be a lovely ethical gift for her.
A very pretty bracelet made from tiny silver glass beads and a lovely cream coloured wooden beads . The three bracelet set is held together with a silver coloured clasp.
Saturday, July 29 2017
Paper manufacturing is one of the most environmentally damaging industries in the world. The major source of raw material is obtained from trees and huge numbers of trees are harvested annually .The industrialised process of paper making also involves other environmentally destructive practices such as the use of toxic chemicals including chlorine used to make the paper brighter . There are environmentally friendlier ways of making paper, ways which do not exploit natural resources and avoid the use of toxic chemicals . One of these is by making paper using elephant dung.
The elephant dung paper making process takes approximately 13 days – 3 days for drying including sorting, boiling and disinfecting; and another 10 days to pulp, mix, press and dry the paper. It uses traditional paper making techniques and the elephant dung pulp is usually mixed with recycled paper to add strength to the final product. It follows a simple process:
Collect the elephant dung