The range has been inspired by the colours of India and in keeping with an Indian tradition of decorating and adding colour to everyday objects. Each piece has been hand-painted with a bird design by artisans in Kashmir. The artisans work in their own homes and these gorgeous home accessories are helping to keep local skills alive while generating a sustainable income for some of the poorest people in India.
The range includes cups (£6), bowls (£6), trays (£23), jugs (£27) and tiffins (£65). The vibrant colour options include, red, navy, green, light blue and cream & black, cream & red, cream & green and cream & blue. Hi res images are now available on Press Loft and will soon be available from the Fairwind website.
Notes for editors
This innovative company is owned and run by Teresa Owen and Martin Abel who are passionate about fair trade and providing affordable, quality fair trade gifts and accessories from around the world. In addition to their thriving online business they have a shop in Crouch End, London.
In 2007, Fairwind was shortlisted for an Observer Ethical Award and is a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) visit www.bafts.org.uk for more information.
Fairwind sells gifts, home products, jewellery, childrens toys & clothing, bags, cushions, candles and garden accessories. To see Fairwinds full range, or for further information, visit www.fairwindonline.com or phone 020 8374 6254.
High-resolution images of all products are available and in many cases also cut-out images. To view and download from Fairwind’s entire catalogue of images please go to http://www.fairwindonline.com/resources.asp.
Fairwind has celebrity endorsement from Tamzin Outhwaite, Sheridan Smith, Katie Melua and Beverley Knight:
Fair trade makes a big difference to the lives of millions of people in the developing world, not just in farming but in the handicrafts and gifts industries too. Fairwind has an amazing range of ethical gifts from all over the world, combining modern design with traditional skills. Their gifts are all beautifully made and reasonably priced, so I will certainly be doing my Christmas shopping with them again this year.
– Tamzin Outhwaite