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
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Don't you just love the look and feel of Cotton sarees.... These throws are made using layers of recycled Cotton Sarees that are hand quilted together to create an authentic vintage style. They are fully reversible and it's hard to pick a side you like more!
Approximately 84 inches long and 36 inches wide
Sourced from a Fair Trade organization that provides training and employment to young women in Kolkata.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I am always excited to see block printing stamps... they are intricately carved and can be used to create so many wonderful things like cards and tags or on fabric.
This is one of many on my website www.earthtribe.com.au
Hand carved by a community in Rajasthan, India.
Earthtribe is an online shop of Fair Trade and Handmade goodies. We source beautifully crafted products, each with a story about the person or community that makes them.
All our products are made in a sustainable way using natural and eco friendly raw materials and minimal to no machinery. This helps keep traditional methods of crafting alive and strong so that century old skills are not lost.
We value hand made products, their organic nature and texture.
The emphasis is on quality products that are made ethically. We only source from accredited Fair Trade organisations and information on our producer groups can be found on our website 'www.earthtribe.com.au'
We hope you enjoy bringing these special products into your lives and the lives of others close to you....