There has been much publicity over recent years regarding fairtrade. It seems to have started with the fairtrade tea and coffee and thankfully now mainstream producers of your average teabag or coffee are happily letting you know that their products are fairtrade. I expect in part we have to thank supermarkets and other food sellers for this increased awareness as if I think back to the 1980's, fairtrade wasn't particularly in people's vocabulary as it is now. Of course, fairtrade has now moved on from food and drink and all kinds of products from gifts to homeware and clothes can boast the fairtrade label. In the past people tended to associate fairtrade with not the best quality but this has changed considerably over the years and now fairtrade can often be of better quality than mass produced products in large factories.
Earth Squared embraces fairtrade ethics by designing bags and accessories that people want in the UK but use the considerable skills of people in Vietnam where they handmake their products. The aritisans that produce Earth Squared bags were originally rice farmers earning a subsistent and irregular wage. Each seamstress now has a reliable income and can also afford to send their children to school. One of the most striking things about Earth Squared is the quality and attention to detail of the design and creation process. The cloths used from satin silk and silk velvet for the jewellery rolls to felt and tweed fabrics for the bags is of an excellent quality and the finish is impeccable. This combined with the design flair of Earth Squared brings together the best of UK design and the creativity of the artisans making these jewellery rolls and bags.
We are happy to stock the gorgeous new range of jewellery rolls from Earth Squared which come in a variety of colours in rich silk velvet and the ever popular dot designs in silk satin. The rich plum coloured velvet jewellery roll is must for the coming season and the ever popular pink coloured velvet jewellery roll is great for a pretty girly look. The pretty satin jewellery rolls come in two colour options, subtle grey with silvery cream dots or navy with vibrant multi-coloured dots. The dot pattern is then followed through onto the interior of the jewellery roll. These jewellery rolls are still excellent value at £10.99 and make a great gift for her birthday or even as a thank you gift or just to let her know that you are thinking of her.
The Earth Squared bags have a luxurious feel that you just don't get from a fake leather handbag on the high street which may fall into this price range. They are also just a little bit more unique that the run of the mill offerings with an attention to design detail that you usually only get from more expensive bags. These designs include luxurious linings in dot designs and magnetic snap fastenings found on the ever popular Emily design handbag, here pictured in plum. Often the subtle design extras such as dots appear on the underside of the handles and bag of the bag to add that extra interest. The new Lola bag, here in aubergine has a zip fastening to make it even more secure. All bags have constrast coloured linings making it easier to find what you are looking for in your handbag.
Although you are guaranteed a great gift for her whatever you decide to purchase from Earth Squared, you also have the knowledge that each purchase helps Earth Squared to create more work opportunities for other disadvantaged women and change their lives ans those of their families.