Have you been celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight these past two weeks? With it comes a real focus on businesses doing better – providing quality products that also enable their growers and farmers to live well.
When you think fair trade, do you think of coffee? I know I certainly do – coffee, bananas, and chocolate. However, fair trade encompasses more than just edibles; think home and garden, fashion, gifts, and all your household essentials too.
I’ve partnered up with Traidcraft to bring you the best new and novel items from their fair trade homewares range, and hopefully show you some new and beautiful items that you’ll want to add to your home!
Also remember – Fairtrade isn’t just for the fortnight, it’s forever!
Kitchen & Dining
I’ve often struggled to find attractive and fair items to decorate my home with, but Traidcraft has a surprising amount of chic, well-made items on offer.
As the most pinned room on my Pinterest boards, the kitchen is my first stop. Top of my wishlist is their marble and wood chopping board with matching coasters – combining natural materials with sharp lines to create satisfying and long-lasting pieces.
I also like a good ceramic espresso cup, and these blue and white striped beauties are the perfect package. Then of course, the on-trend copper utensils, and the bottom-heavy recycled glass tumblers, to keep things eco and stylish.
Bedroom & Bathroom
Onto the bedroom and bathroom, and Traidcraft also has a great amount to offer in the way of statement items and good quality pieces.
I’m currently after some form of stool to go at the foot of my bed, so their handmade jute stool is just the ticket. I quite like styling rooms with one or two contrasting materials, think beech and white paint, or this ebony and then perhaps glass.
As the candle obsessive that I am, these punched metal votives are pretty to look at with or without a tealight inside. For laundry, I’m craving this woven rice basket, which is also collapsible when not in use.
While I don’t have much greenery here in London, stepping into my dream garden you’d find dozens and dozens of plants and wildlife. To support that, this Dutch-inspired bird house is a perfect fit, and until you get a winged neighbour, perhaps these wire birds would look nice hopping about the garden.
Even without much space, I have enjoyed using a bee-friendly Seedball mix at a previous flat, which makes planting flowers a real doddle. For larger plants, I like the look of these plain recycled tyre planters, and in the evening you’ve got to have a lantern or two too!
This post is sponsored by Traidcraft. All views and opinions expressed are my own.
Photo credit: Huyen (although I wish it was my house!)