Fair Trade Crafts
Fairtrade Umbrellas - come rain or shine!
Our new sturdy umbrellas are made by women in the Kudumbashree Scheme, 'Maari' –
a social enterprise to support rural women of Kerala.
3 fold umbrella with UV coated inner silver lining for extra UV protection
(so could be used as a parasol)
Ribs fixed with stainless steel rivets
Chrome plated steel tube
Official ‘Kudumbashree’ info printed on inside lining
£12 + £2 P & P SOLD OUT
Chekutty dolls – each Chekutty gives a new lease of life to the weavers’ community
‘Cheru’ means mud, and ‘kutty’ means child in Malayalam.
Each doll carries a poem: ‘Chekutty has scars. Checkutty has stains. But Chekutty represents each one of us who survived the floods’,
together with a label with brief details of the significance of the dolls.
Chekutty – the mascot of rebuilding a better Kerala, representing our unity, solidarity and resilience.
One handloom saree is upcycled to make approximately 350 dolls. The dolls are quite basic with a hand drawn smile on the face, but they are symbols of resilience for the weavers. The flood ravaged fabric is chlorinated and boiled in water to disinfect it and is made safe to use. These mascots can be hung on shoulder bags, suitcases or inside cars.
Proceeds from the sale of chekutty goes to Karimpadam Handloom Weavers Society, Chandamangalam, Kerala
£2 including P & P
Kerala Tea Towel
Premium cotton tea towel with 6 prints of old Kerala
This decorative yet practical tea towel depicts nostalgic prints of Kerala in the early 1900’s, including: Chinese fishing nets in Cochin, Kannur beach, a canal and bustling street in Fort Cochin, a rural women’s hospital and the boat jetty in Ponnani.
A ‘must-have’ if you want a reminder of a great holiday in Kerala.
Size: 30” x 18” (76cms x 48cms)
Wash at 40 degrees max.
Fairtrade Royal Rompers - Red check gingham
Show off those lovely chubby legs with this
classic, timeless 'bubble' romper !
Beautiful nostalgic smocking on front
Front fastening buttonholes
Elasticated back and legs
Available in 2 sizes ( approx ) :
0 to 4 months & 4-9 months
Exquisitely made in Kerala by marginalised women at the
Vimala Welfare Centre, Kochi
100% Indian cotton Wash at 40 degrees
£16 + £1.50 P & P