Fair Trade Crafts
Just a few of these beautiful cotton parasols available. I bought one for myself having had skin cancer, and I don't carry off a sun hat very well!
8 decorative panels on this attractive handmade parasol.
Diameter 24" and length 24" Sold out
More on the way
Use as sun protection or for decoration. Not waterproof.
Colour: Multi-colour (as image)
£12 + £3 P & P
Fairtrade Umbrella - come rain or shine!
Our sturdy umbrellas/parasols are made by women in the Kudumbashree Scheme 'Maari' - a social enterprise to support rural women in Kerala.
Kudumbashree was launched by the Government of India in 1998 for wiping out absolute poverty from the state through concerted community action under the leadership of local self-governments. Kudumbashree is today one of the largest women-empowering projects in the country.
Its products do not have official fair-trade certification, but the production unit employs women living below the poverty line and the group leans heavily towards natural production and ensures that the workers are provided fair wages and good working conditions.
Read more about Kudumbashree on our News page
Blue - sold out Pink - sold out
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.
Coconut Palm Fibre Mini Purse
Fairtrade cute little mini purse made from locally sourced coconut palm fibre, by ladies at the Vimala Welfare Centre.
With velcro fastening
7cms x 5 cms
Colours will vary £3 + £1.15 P & P
Colourful coaster made from local sustainable banana fibre by
ladies at the Vimala Welfare Centre
£3 + £1.15 P & P
Beautifully hand-stitched cotton handkerchief.
Made by ladies at the Vimala Welfare Centre.
Limited stock - only a few left.
Delicate 'cut-out' embroidered pattern
11.5" x 11.5"
1 pink one left only!
£3 + .76p P & P