Thursday, November 05 2020
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. 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.
Friday, October 30 2020
Fair Trade Christmas Gift Ideas
If you are looking to buy affordable gifts that have meaning and give back to the artisan who made them here is a guide to a few ethical and fair trade items which can easily fit into your budget!
Fair Trade hand sewn ecofriendly jute doves.
A handmade paper Christmas decoration made from cotton offcut scraps left over from the garment industry
A lovely gift box containing six small Swazi stained glass candles.
Monday, September 14 2020
If you are looking for affordable ethically made jewellery you will enjoy our collection of Matr Boomie fair-trade jewellery. The jewellery is all handmade by talented artisans in India.
The company,, one of the leaders in the fair trade movement, works to blend modern designs with traditional art forms. Their creativity and passion has made a critical difference in the lives of their partner artisans, their family and communities.