The problem of Human Trafficking in the UK

Something of a depressing topic I know, but one that’s been on my mind lately. Since the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act was passed in Scotland in October/November of 2015, it’s not uncommon to be listening to the radio when a story about human trafficking to be aired. Listening to these brought my attention to…

Social Entrepreneurship & Ethical Fashion

Social Entrepreneurship to me is an amalgamation of a for profit and a non-profit business. These are for profit businesses with the values of non-profit organisations meaning they help not only the consumers but also the people in their supply chains. Gone are the days when it was impossible to make money and do good simultaneously….

Clutch – Red

Featuring a number of tones of red, this Nahui Ollin Clutches – pronounced Now-We Oh-Lean – brings with it a story you will love to tell. Way ahead of the “green” trend, designer Olga Abadi established Nahui Ollin in 2003 to develop an eco-friendly alternative to the often-wasteful world of fashion accessories. Using an ancient…

Eyeglass case – Decorative design

Perfect for reading or prescription glasses, these cases have a protective lining to prevent your lenses from being scratched. Silk woven cases, handmade in an ethical fashion project in China, the colours are bright fuchsia pink with black accents. In remote villages in the western part of Hunan Province, China, the Miao women, a minority…

Computer Case/Document Holder – Red and cream pattern

Developed by the Turkmen Women’s Active Rights Association in Afghanistan, these colorful laptop bags come in a variety of designs created from sheep wool. A multiple day process, the wool is made into felt, then vegetable dyed and embroided with distinctive patterns. This design is a red background with cream swirls and will stand out…

Clutch – Airheads

Pronounced ‘Now-We Oh-Lean’, you had better learn how to pronounce it so that when people stop you and compliment your new little clutch, you can tell them all about it. Way ahead of the “green” trend, designer Olga Abadi established Nahui Ollin in 2003 to develop an eco-friendly alternative to the often-wasteful world of fashion…

Backpack – Green Diamond

Made from a material similar to jute and called lesser, this pack is hardwearing like all in the Joel Worldwear collection. It has a distinctive green diamond design around its body and comes with a zipper compartment in the main pouch section. With a drawstring closure for added security, it will carry all you need…

Rhapsody Scarves

While all of Joel Worldwear’s Rhapsody Scarves are very beautiful, I would like to draw attention to these two in particular which happen to be my personal favourites; the Camel and Blue Scarf and Forest Blue with pink flowers. These scarves would be ideal for livening up any outfit and you would know that you…

Wood Puzzle – Double Rhombic Star

A cool shape and another popular item in our collections. Teakwood, mahogany, ebony, jackfruit, magnolia and gemilina are used from wood which would otherwise have been discarded from sawmills. What a great way to recycle. They are handmade with traditional tools and techniques, the finish is beautiful and they will suit sitting on the finest…

Child Labour among Syrian Refugees

With the conflict in Syria has killed more than 220,000 people and displacing half of the population the effect has been terrible for the children Affected. According to this article in Reuters, they’re pushed into the workforce. Children in war zones and in refugee populations are especially vulnerable to recruitment as soldiers, sexual exploitation, and child labor….

Bracelet – Montana

So unique and one-of-a-kind. Made by the people of Montana, USA. Each bracelet is created with fine horse-hair. Soft to the touch and intricately braided for durability. Small turquise rivets adorn these bracelets which help to support the indigenous people of the Northwest Frontier in America. These bracelets were produced by hand in Billings, Montana.

Eco Bag By Freeset

Freeset has really gone the extra mile with these bags, their beautiful designs in a variety of colours really making the mark this season. Freeset supports women breaking away from Calcutta’s sex trade and your purchase will go directly towards supporting these ladies making a choice for the better amidst the dangerous and abhorrent backdrop…