Fair Trade Knickers
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
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
Vintage Inspired Pure Silk French Knickers
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT SPECIAL OFFER
With each purchase, we will enclose a box of incense
Size 12 only - Ivory
Elasticated waist and lace trim
Presented in a silk lined drawstring pouch
Ideally gentle hand wash or delicate machine
Iron before completely dry on silk setting
Fairtrade Broderie Anglaise PJ bottoms
White Embroidered Cotton
Size 12 only
Made by Malabar Memsahib Welfare on the coast of Kerala, giving much needed employment to marginalised women
In Kerala, this kind of cotton is known as ‘Chikan’ – traditional embroidery on cotton
Wash at 40 degrees
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT SPECIAL OFFER - with each purchase, we will enclose a pack of incense free
£18 + £1.50 P & P
Long Kimono Gown
One size full length gown
Made of Indian cotton
Length 53” from neck to hem
Made in Kerala by Noor the tailor
Proceeds from this sale goes towards
supporting marginalised women and orphans
£36 + £1.80 P & P
SPECIAL OFFER FOR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT
With each purchase, we will enclose a box of 20 natural incense free
Fairtrade Royal Rompers - red check gingham
Show off those lovely chubby legs with this
classic, timeless 'bubble'!
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