We sell an extensive range of crafts from around the world, all handmade and fairly traded. These include homewares, such as colourful embroidered cushions, bright ‘rag’ rugs from India, woven rugs, soft throws, mosaic mirrors, hand thrown ceramics and recycled and hand blown glassware from Bolivia and Mexico. For storage we have woven baskets from Vietnam and laundry baskets from India. Other handmade crafts include soapstone carved ornaments; oil burners and incense holders; wooden carved bowls and photo frames; recycled aluminium bowls and dishes enamelled in beautiful colours and designs; colourful, recycled newspaper waste bins, pen pots and bowls; metal candlesticks, glass lanterns and tea light holders.
Producer Profile: Aaha Felt
Supplier: Paper High
Aaha Felt is a unique family run business in a small village in Nepal. Their products are entirely handmade and dyed using only the best quality felt. Aaha Felt provides training and work for women within some of the poorest communities in Nepal. To date the company has empowered more than 100 women. They are also committed to being as “green” as possible through their choice of raw materials and dyes as well as using solar energy to help run its operations.
The techniques they use are centuries old and have been passed down from generation to generation and truly display the local artisans’ own traditions and customs, making each piece perfectly unique.
Aaha Felt makes sure that each artisan is paid a fair wage and that they work in a clean, safe and comfortable environment. The artisans also have direct influence, if not complete control over the design and production process.