Over the years, we have met lots of wonderful people running small ethical businesses like ours – in Nepal and back in the UK. It’s always great to hear about others’ adventures, journeys and challenges!
These are some of our favourite ethical brands that design and make beautiful handicraft products working with small artisan groups around the world, with fair-trade principles and standards:
Just Trade UK - https://www.justtrade.co.uk
Beautifully handcrafted brass and metal jewellery handmade in India, Peru and Equador – studio neighbours and mentors of ours! Such an inspiring collaborative design process and connection with their producers.
Shirley Bredal - http://www.shirleybredal.com/en
Gorgeous hand-knitted soft merino wool clothing and accessories for children, designed by the wonderfully talented Shirley Bredal. Scandinavian design with ethical principles, handmade in Nepal.
Est Wst Collective - https://estwst.co
Practical handcrafted unisex rucksacks and caps made from handwoven traditional Dhaka fabrics from Nepal, designed in San Francisco.
Quazi Design - https://quazidesign.com
Elegantly modern jewellery and home interior products made from recycled paper in Swaziland.
Koko Collective - https://www.kokocollective.co.uk
Ethical accessories for your pets and you, handmade in India from recycled sari, rubber tube and handwoven fabrics.
Let us know some of your favourite ethical brands? We'd love to know!