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February 04, 2020
We've transformed our winter woodland shop windows for Valentines Day. Our aim this year is to show our lovely customers that Valentine's needn't be a wasteful affair. From fun decoration ideas to thoughtful gifts, we've got everything you need to show that special someone that you care.
From left to right; Tanzanian Table Cloth 'Rose Pink Grid', Rwandan Bowl Basket 'Upendo Hearts', Indian Recycled Paper Diablo Light Shade 'Black & White Stripes'
Looking for colourful, ethical decorations for a Valentine's themed party? Or maybe a fancy proposal? Our hand made paper decorations are made in a socially accredited workshop in India. We use 100% recycled paper, giving a new lease of life to something no longer needed. We love them so much as they fold flat for ease of storage so you can use them for future events.
From left to right; Indian Recycled Paper Decoration 'Large Orange Bauble', Indian Brass bell String With Ceramic Beads, Indian Recycled Paper Decoration 'Large Magenta Bauble'
We often get asked what you can gift someone who doesn't wear jewellery, the answer is always baskets! We challenge you to find someone who wouldn't find a basket useful. There's a great selection on our website at the moment including hand woven bowl baskets from Rwanda and our signature Kenyan baskets in bright colours. All made with love and care by skilled women weavers, so much emotion goes into each one.
From left to right; Kenyan Woven Basket 'Small Peony Pink', Rwandan Woven Bowl Basket 'Upendo Hearts', Kenyan Woven Basket 'Seline's Neon Pink Bowl Basket'
For those who will always adore receiving jewellery, our new Monkey Puzzle collection is hand crafted in India using recycled silver and brass. The beautifully dainty collection is set together with precious green onyx and yellow citrine stones. We love gifting this collection due to it's timeless aesthetic and range of complementing, matching pieces.
Featured on Stand; Monkey Puzzle Ring 'Brass', Monkey Puzzle Hook Earrings 'Brass', Monkey Puzzle Necklace 'Brass', Star Charm Necklace 'Long', Monkey Puzzle Bracelet 'Brass' Pet accessories available from Hiro+Wolf
You can browse sustainable gifts for your valentine in our online edit. Pay a visit to either one of our stores to see our ethical goods for yourself and of course, the loved up window displays.
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March 28, 2020
March 25, 2020
We know there’s a lot going on at the moment and everyone feels a little lost in all the uncertainty. With the situation and guidance changing every day, we - as a small business - have a lot to think about, including how we can continue to provide our services for our customers and our artisans.
As a sustainable business, we try our best to be as transparent as possible, especially concerning our supply chain. We know all of our artisans personally and have spent a long time forging friendships and working relationships together. Many of our small scale producers rely on our trade as their main source of income, shopping small has a direct impact on these communities. The same can be said for all small businesses, buying their products or using their services has a direct impact on the owners, their families and the groups of people that they work with.
March 22, 2020
It's Mother's Day 2020 and here I sit in our beautiful and closed shop in the Old town of Margate. The sky is blue, the sun is shining – everything looks normal. I'm in sorting out a few bits and bobs.
We are living through an impossible time. I really don’t know if I am coming or going. I haven’t stopped thinking about this for weeks now.
I have a son who lives on the other side of the world and today I wanted to write about being a mother in this time of uncertainty and instability. We were so excited a few weeks ago. Amy and myself were off on a development and sourcing trip to India in April. Plans were being made and the agenda was set. Part of the plan was to celebrate my son’s birthday on 16th April with him and his girlfriend. He has been living in Dubai for 4 years and is now taking some time off in Australia.