One thing I noticed when I was taking part in the Cox & Kings blogging challenge was that many of the Indian products I found were Fair Trade, and well priced too.
So, we’ve put together a list of the Top 10 Fair Trade home accessories, all available online, and catering for different tastes.
1. Large recycled newspaper mirror
The chunky frame allows for the material to be shown off and the mirror has a light contemporary feel about it.
2. Kanther janwar Fair Trade cushion cover
For those who can’t get to Ganesha’s shop on London’s South Bank their website is the next best thing. Ganesha imports quality home furnishings and accessories from India, sourced from or developed with co-operatives and producer associations.
These kanther janwar cushion covers are beautifully embroidered on a neural background. This one sells for £24.99.
3. Carved wooden Fair Trade coasters
4. Fair Trade Floral Quilt
This Fair Trade floral quilt is a bit unusual in its design. The cover has red and golden flowers on a teal background and is sold by ethicalsupermarket.com. At the moment they are offering 20% off, selling at £103.20.
5. Fair Trade beaded heavy cotton towels
Cebra sell fair trade eco accessories, vegan organic skin care products and recycled and sustainable accessories most of which are made in the European Union.
We like these beaded heavy cotton towels which are available in moss or sand. They are currently on sale with the bath towel down from £24 to £17 and the hand towel down from £13 to £8.
6. Recycled tin watering can
7. Cat design Fair Trade door mat
The colours in this cat design door mat are striking. It is made in southern India from environmentally friendly coconut fibre with an option of purple or green background. Mimosa Style sells it for £15.95.
8. Fair Trade circles bowl
They make ideal fruit bowls or can be used to hold bits and bobs.
9. Fair Trade ceramic light pulls
10. Fair Trade Kisi Stone platter
What do you think? Do you buy Fair Trade home accessories and do you have a favourite product or retailer? Share your views in the comments!
By Jackie Cosh