Thursday, November 5, 2009
A fair trade collective called Ochre produces this lovely stoneware range. From Night Owl bells to Kitty Stationery Holders and paperweights...ooh I'm so excited!
Lead free and made ethically, these gorgeous products are to be added to our website over the next few days... The night Owl has already taken centre stage at my desk and I can't wait to hang the Owl bell to the Christmas tree ( not long to go now)
Monday, October 12, 2009
Recycled Milk and Butter containers are used to create these fun and functional Wash Bags. A great example of how discarded materials can be given a new life .... provides employment and reduces some of the plastic on it's way to landfill! Fun, quirky design and a great companion for travel. These can be purchased from our online store- www.earthtribe.com.au
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Vintage silk in glorious colors... this necklace is handmade using cotton wrapped in Vintage silk and hand embroidered in contrasting colors. Made with dignity by Karm Marg in India. The organisation supports sustainable livelihoods and provides shelter and housing for enthusiastic children and adolescents in New Delhi. This and many more ethical creations can be purchased from our online shop - www.earthtribe.com.au
Monday, August 31, 2009
Vintage silk is used to create stunning stoles like this one. Two different silk lengths are hand embroidered back to back using Kantha embroidery. No two can be the same so you are sure ti find a unique gift. These and many more goodies can be purchased from our online Earthtribe shop.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Recycled Newspapers come to life again in the form of Pencil boxes and pencils. You are bound to want to start a journal now....!
Old newspapers are wrapped around these gorgeous pencils and accentuated with color and patterns to freshen up their look.
Each one is different making these pretty unique and stylish gifts...if you can part with them!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I'm in love with these Recycled Tin Lanterns that have just been added to the Earthtribe range. Quirky and fun, these lanterns are made using recycled Tin which gets rejected pre production because of color variations or misprints. A great use of materials that would otherwise make their way into landfill. Glass enclosure, spot for a tea light and a hanger....I can feel myself relaxing just thinking of it! One of two shapes, they can be purchased at my online shop.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This gorgeous ring is hand carved in wood by skilled craftspeople in Rajasthan. I have just returned from a trip to India where I got to feast my eyes on beautifully crafted things like this.
Not only does handmade support livelihoods, it ensure that traditional ways of doing things are encouraged and cultures are kept alive. A piece of machinery can easily replace this artists dream of making hand carved jewellery ......lets make sure that doesn't happen
Whenever possible, lets support Fair Trade and handmade....
This and many more lovely gifts can be purchased on my website: www.earthtribe.com.au