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The Story Behind Kenyan Soapstone

2023-06-06T09:26:26+01:00

Kenyan Soapstone is becoming more and more popular in the UK as people travel and learn more about it. But there is still confusion as to what it actually is. This blog post hopes to explain just that - where it comes from, what it can be turned into and give you a little of [...]

The Story Behind Kenyan Soapstone2023-06-06T09:26:26+01:00

Conserve India… and the Fair Trade Rag Pickers of Delhi

2023-05-21T13:19:00+01:00

Conserve India are linked to the "rag pickers" in Delhi - a community of people that are the weakest and poorest in their society. Many of them have limited access to education and health benefits. Yet, thanks to Anita Ahuja, whose pioneering work transforms used materials into trendy textiles, these people are given hope. The [...]

Conserve India… and the Fair Trade Rag Pickers of Delhi2023-05-21T13:19:00+01:00

Fascinating Facts About Bali, Indonesia That You Probably Didn’t Know!

2024-04-16T11:03:59+01:00

Fascinating Facts About Bali, Indonesia That You Probably Didn't Know! A Brief Introduction to Bali... Bali is actually four islands. Whilst Bali is the name of the island, it is also a province that includes three smaller islands located off the main island’s southeast coast. These are Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan – [...]

Fascinating Facts About Bali, Indonesia That You Probably Didn’t Know!2024-04-16T11:03:59+01:00

Beautiful Bali and its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story

2023-04-25T12:35:07+01:00

Beautiful Bali and its Local Crafts People - The Mitra Bali Story "Fair trade is an alternative form of trade emphasising dialogue, transparency and mutual respect between the producers and the consumers. Another world is possible!" Established in Bali, Indonesia back in 1993, Mitra Bali has been working to empower a large group of traditional, [...]

Beautiful Bali and its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story2023-04-25T12:35:07+01:00

Buying Trip and International Travel in January 2023

2023-04-25T16:25:23+01:00

Buying Trip and International Travel in January 2023 Hello my dear customers. As you know, times have been difficult over the last three years. But I am hoping that 2023 will be a time when we can get back to "normal" life and move forward. International travel has been problematic. What were once my annual [...]

Buying Trip and International Travel in January 20232023-04-25T16:25:23+01:00

How do you make a picture / photo frame out of recycled magazine paper?

2023-04-25T11:47:28+01:00

I have been getting great customer reaction to this amazing recycled magazine paper / picture photo frame, which has been handmade with great care on the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia. Bali Indonesia Panorama Not only is the picture frame recycled and therefore environmentally friendly, but its Fair Trade too. It is [...]

How do you make a picture / photo frame out of recycled magazine paper?2023-04-25T11:47:28+01:00

Fascinating Facts About Nepal

2023-04-25T18:49:58+01:00

Nepal - an amazing place to visit as a traveller. Find out more about this remote country whose Flag is the only National Flag that isn't square or rectangle! So here you will find some more "Fascinating Facts About Nepal".   National Flag of Nepal Officially named the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, [...]

Fascinating Facts About Nepal2023-04-25T18:49:58+01:00

Taking a closer look at Handicraft Villa in India and their Buffalo Leather Wallets and Accessories

2023-04-25T12:40:08+01:00

Talented artisans at Handicraft Villa in India make these classic buffalo leather wallets and accessories. THEIR CREDENTIALS... Known as "The House of Artisans", they were established in 2009 in Jaipur, Rajasthan and are a manufacturer, supplier and exporter of high quality leather goods. Under the leadership of the company owner, Mr. Dharmendra Kumawat, the organisation [...]

Taking a closer look at Handicraft Villa in India and their Buffalo Leather Wallets and Accessories2023-04-25T12:40:08+01:00

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh

2023-04-25T12:40:39+01:00

It was on a buying trip to Cambodia that I arranged to visit the offices & craft centre of Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh. It is The Kingdom of Cambodia’s capital city & sits at the junction of the Mekong Tonlé Sap and Bassac rivers. Map of Cambodia showing Phnom Penh Founded in [...]

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh2023-04-25T12:40:39+01:00

Interesting Facts and Stats About Thailand You May Not Know

2023-04-25T16:46:41+01:00

Interesting Facts and Stats About Thailand You May Not Know... Thailand is known for opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, tropical beaches and ornate temples displaying glistening figures of Buddha. It is located in the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese Peninsula & is composed of 76 provinces. Officially known as "The Kingdom of Thailand", although [...]

Interesting Facts and Stats About Thailand You May Not Know2023-04-25T16:46:41+01:00

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