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Our Uniquely African range of products such as the ornamental beaded hen, takes a rural icon and gives it a delightfully zany South African street art twist. The stunning seedpod chandeliers and colourful ceramics are handcrafted by Fair Trade partners in South Africa, working with artisans from local communities. These products are exclusively available in the UK through AuraDecor Designs.

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Hand Printed Fabric Table Runner – ‘Swallows’

Our hand printed fabric table runner is made from good quality 100% cotton and features the popular swallow bird motif. The contemporary design was created by experienced textile designer Ena Heese from Cape Town South Africa.

Where does Ena get the creative inspiration for the fabric table runner from?

Ena is constantly inspired by the patterns, symbols, arts and crafts from all over the African continent and her attractive fabrics reflect this.

“My vision is to design and produce a unique product that embodies the concept of proudly South-African.

My mission statement is “for home, body and soul”.

The hemline of each fabric table runner is delicately hand embroidered outlining a few of the swallows giving this table runner an arts and crafts touch.

Place on a dining room table or on a sideboard in your living room. This elegant grey and off-white runner will be a striking addition to your room décor.

A beautiful ‘swallows’ table runner which will make an unusual gift for the home maker.

Dimensions: Dining Table Runner: 1.95m x 44cm wide

£45.00

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Our fun and quirky handmade Wire Craft and Bead decorative chicken makes an excellent and unique gift for a chicken lover or chicken collector.
This piece of South African Art is exclusively crafted by our Fairtrade partners, and takes a British icon giving it a delightfully zany South African twist.

Available in red, black, yellow or white colourways.
Approximate Dimensions H: 18cm W:11cm  L:19cm

£45.00

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This popular hand beaded Pecking Hen has been designed exclusively for AuraDecor Designs and crafted in South Africa by one of our Fair Trade partners.

Each hen is painstakingly shaped and then beaded by hand taking many hours to create a truly unique piece.

Add a dash of colour and quirky style to any room in the home with this wire art piece.

Available in red, black or white colour ways.
Approximate Dimensions: H: 28cm W:16cm  L:30cm

£70.00

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A wire bead craft hen – what an unusual gift idea for a friend who keeps chickens as pets. They will love the individual character of each handcrafted hen.

This popular hand beaded Large Standard Hen is crafted in South Africa by one of our Fair Trade partners. Blending traditional Third World craft skills with First World resources.

Each hen is painstakingly shaped and then beaded by hand, taking many hours to create a truly unique piece.

Add a dash of colour and quirky style to any room in the home.

A great gift idea for a chicken lover or chicken collector, or anyone with a sense of humour.

Available in red, black or white colourways.
H: 30cm W: 16cm  L: 30cm

£70.00

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This fine example of contemporary African wire and bead craft art blends First World resources with traditional Third World craft skills. Made by our Fair trade partners in South Africa.

Height: 30cm  x 32cm length x 18cm width

 

£95.00

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A beautiful handcrafted Protea shaped tealight holder which is formed out of sturdy wire with red, pink and orange and clear glass beads.
The Protea, sometimes also called Sugarbush (Suikerbos in Afrikaans) is a flowering shrub indigenous to South Africa and an iconic symbol of the flora of this beautiful country.

When the Tealight candle is lit the beads sparkle and emit a soft glow.
The Tealight holder looks equally elegant as a centrepiece on a dinner table, or on a sideboard in the living room.

Two sizes are available:
Small – Height 8cm x Width 8cm
Large – Height 13cm x Width 13cm
As this is a handmade product, these sizes are approximate.

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Add the Beaded Wire Craft Apple to your décor and instantly add a touch of bling and glamour on your sideboard or dining room table. Original and uniquel decorative example of beaded African. Hand-crafted by our Fair Trade partners in South Africa. Each apple is shaped using wire and then the craftsman adds the glass beads one at a time on thin wire to which is bent around the apple shape.

We suggest a display of three, five or seven of these attractive gold and white beaded wire craft Apple shapes to make a decorative statement when placed in a bowl in the centre of the dining room table or on a sideboard.

Ideas for displaying the beaded wire craft apple

See our hand crafted ceramic Boat Bowls for a truly unique way to display the beaded wire craft apples

 

£17.00

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This handsome Wire Rooster was hand made by an artisan in South Africa.

The rooster  will look equally at home in the conservatory or in the garden.

As a home ornament the rooster looks handsome when displayed on a side board in the hallway.

South African Artworks exclusively crafted by our Fairtrade partners.

Approximate measurements: H:48cm W:21cm L:54cm.

£85.00

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Exquisite hand crafted seedpod Table Lamp, using traditional arts and crafts methods.

Unique high-end quality, handmade with dried painted jacaranda seedpods, on a beaded metal frame with a metal base.

Colour:  White seedpods

Size: D: 30cm H: 50cm

Please contact us if you wish to purchase this product. There is a lead time of 6-8 weeks as the product is made to order, and will be delivered directly from the manufacturer to you.

£175.00

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Exquisite handcrafted seedpod chandelier on metal frame embellished with glass bead detail. Each Eco Décor chandelier is an original piece of art. The hand crafted seedpod chandelier has been made using natural materials which are locally sourced. The jacaranda pods are dried and then painted white before being strung into the unique chandelier.  Made by a local community co-operative in South Africa. The seedpod chandelier forms part of our craft lighting range and is sourced from one of our fairtrade partners.

Please contact us if you wish to purchase this product. There is a lead time of 6-8 weeks as the product is made to order, and will be delivered directly from the manufacturer to your door.

Dimensions: D:35cm H: 40cm

£175.00

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The seedpod chandelier with glass beads is an unusual juxtaposition of designer meets arts and crafts. The result is  this unique hand crafted chandelier which forms part of our craft lighting range.

An exquisitely constructed high-end quality, handmade chandelier. Each hand chandelier is made from painted jacaranda seed pods and embellished with glass beads. The designer of the chandelier calls it Eco Décor.

The chandelier will look good in a sleek modern home with an eco twist or equally stylish when used in a shabby chic interior design scheme.

Contact us directly to order a custom made Seedpod Chandelier

Please contact us directly if you wish to purchase this product as each chandelier is made to order.

There is a lead time of 6 – 8 weeks. Once manufactured this product will be delivered directly from the manufacturer to you.

Diameter: 35cm Height: 60cm

£255.00

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Hand-painted decorative ceramic boat bowl.  An eye-catching centrepiece on any table or equally effective for serving salad or rice dishes.  Available in vibrant colours.

High fired microwave and dishwasher proof.  Colours are food safe and glazing is lead free.

Dimensions: H 7.5cm, L 36cm, W 13 – 15cm  (This is a hand crafted product and so these dimensions are approximate)

£50.00

Hand-painted decorative ceramic boat bowl.  An eye-catching centrepiece on any table or equally effective for serving salad or rice dishes.  Available in vibrant colours.

High fired microwave and dishwasher proof.  Colours are food safe and glazing is lead free.

Dimensions: H 7.5cm, L 36cm, W 13 – 15cm  (This is a hand crafted product and so these dimensions are approximate)

£50.00

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Hand-painted decorative ceramic boat bowl.  An eye-catching centrepiece on any table or equally effective for serving salad or rice dishes.  Available in vibrant colours.

High fired microwave and dishwasher proof.  Colours are food safe and glazing is lead free.

Dimensions: H 7.5cm, L 36cm, W 13 – 15cm  (This is a hand crafted product and so these dimensions are approximate)

£50.00

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Hand-painted decorative ceramic boat bowl.  Ideal as an eye catching centrepiece on any table or equally effective for serving salad or rice dishes.  Available in vibrant colours.

High fired microwave and dishwasher proof.  Colours are food safe and glazing is lead free.

Dimensions: H 7.5cm, L 36cm, W 13 – 15cm (This is a hand crafted product and so dimensions are approximate)

£50.00

Ceramic Handmade Mug –
Hand crafted by an artisan in South Africa, these mugs are hand painted by our Fair Trade partners.

Each unique hand painted mug has a textured 3D effect on the outer surface.

Ideal gift for the tea or coffee lover.

Colour and design may vary from that shown. Height 12cm
Please contact us to find out which colourways are available.

 

£15.00

This decorative jewellery figure on it’s compressed wooden stand is a fun way to organise jewellery. With many places to hang your earrings, necklaces, rings and bangles.
If you are looking for jewellery gift ideas for an 18th or 21st birthday this jewellery tidy which is part of our ‘African Mama’ range will be a quirky, fun yet practical present for the jewellery lover.
The sturdy black metal ‘Mama Ta Dah!’ figure stand is part of our ‘Mama Africa’ range and will add contemporary style and glamour and a fun element to any dressing table.
Arrives flat-packed making it easy to post.
Height:25cm including base x Width:28cm cm

£20.00

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This decorative jewellery stand is a fun way to organise jewellery. With lots of hooks and holes to store at least 10 pairs of stud earrings and many necklaces, rings and bangles.
If you are looking for jewellery gift ideas for an 18th or 21st birthday this jewellery organiser which is part of our ‘African Mama’ range will be a quirky, unusual present for the jewellery lover.
In a choice of white or black the sturdy metal ‘Mama Preshus’ Head will add contemporary style and glamour to any dressing table.
Arrives flat-packed making it easy to post.
Height; 32cm x Width: 21cm

£23.00

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Handmade cushion finished with a hand block printed design in gold.
100 percent cotton tie-dyed fabric sourced from West Africa. The base cloth has a jacquard design, with tie-dyed tan black and white stripe effect.
The black panel on the front of this cushion is also made of 100% cotton fabric.

Size 40cm X 40cm, includes a hollow-fibre inner.

Please note that although we carry some stock, this is a handmade product and there may be a wait period before delivery. We will notify you if this is the case.

£22.00

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Handmade cushion finished off with a bead embellishment.
100 percent cotton tie-dyed fabric sourced from West Africa. The base cloth has a jacquard design, with tie-dyed tan black and white stripe effect.

Size 40cm X 40cm, includes a hollow-fibre inner.

Please note that although we carry some stock, this is a handmade product and there may be a wait period before delivery. We will notify you if this is the case.

£25.00

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The Protea is the botanical name as well as the common name for the iconic South African flowering plant. They are sometimes also referred to as Sugarbushes (or in Afrikaans Suikerbos)

Our handmade Protea Cushion features various species of the iconic flower. It is available in a cream version and an orange version.
The size of the cushion is 40cm X 40cm, and the cover is zipped for easy removal. It is supplied with a hollowfibre filled inner.

Care instructions of the cushion cover :

Machine wash 40degrees Celcius
Iron on reverse, medium temperature
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not dryclean

Please note that although we do have some stock of the Protea cushion, as this is a handmade item please allow up to 10 days for delivery.

£27.00

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Indigenous to South Africa Protea is the botanical name as well as the common name for this iconic flowering plant. They are sometimes also referred to as Sugarbushes (or in Afrikaans Suikerbos)

Our handmade Protea Cushion features various species of the iconic flower. It is available in a cream version and an orange version.
The size of the cushion is 40cm X 40cm, and the cover is zipped for easy removal. It is supplied with a hollowfibre filled inner.

Care instructions of the cushion cover :

Machine wash 40degrees Celcius
Iron on reverse, medium temperature
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not dryclean

Please note that although we do have some stock of the Protea cushion, as this is a handmade item please allow up to 10 days for delivery.

£27.00

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A Purple Agapanthus cushion with a design of the Agapanthus or ‘African Lily’  flowers. Hand stencilled on 55%linen/45%cotton cream fabric.
AuraDecor Designs carefully and meticulously hand stencils every cushion. The process involves multiple layers of stencilling, one layer at a time, to achieve the final colour and depth of the flower design.

Ideal in a bedroom, conservatory or kitchen.

50cm x 50cm with hollow-fibre inner, fitted with a zip.

The Agapanthus cushion is also available in a blue colourway.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash, 40degrees Celsius.
Iron, medium temperature.
Do not bleach.
Do not tumble dry.
Do not dry clean.
Shrinkage 4%.

NOTE – Due to high demand, our stock level of this popular design is currently low. As this is a hand stencilled cushion, please allow an additional 7 days for delivery.

 

 

£35.00

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Blue Agapanthus Cushion, a Hand Stencilled design on 55%linen/45%cotton cream fabric.
AuraDecor Designs carefully and meticulously hand stencils every designer cushion. The process involves multiple layers of stencilling, one layer at a time, to achieve the final colour and depth of the flower design.

These designer cushions are ideal in a bedroom, a conservatory or kitchen.

50cm x 50cm with hollow fibre filled inner, and fitted with a zip.

The Agapanthus Cushion is also available in a purple colourway.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash, 40degrees Celsius.
Iron, medium temperature.
Do not bleach.
Do not tumble dry.
Do not dry clean.
Shrinkage 4%.

NOTE – Due to high demand, our stock level of this popular design is currently low. As this is a hand stencilled cushion, please allow an additional 7 days for delivery.

£35.00

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Our agapanthus cushion has a detailed hand stencilled agapanthus on blue gingham checked fabric. the fabric is made of 55% linen and 45%cotton woven cotton.

Great for bringing summer into your conservatory, kitchen or bedroom. This attractive and popular design will add some arts and crafts charm to your home décor scheme.

Is the hand stencilled cushion washable?

Easy to clean the cushion cover can be washed following the washing instructions below. We have used high quality paint for the stencilling which can be washed as normal.

45 x 45 cm cushion with hollow fibre filled inner.

Care Instructions for cushion cover:
Machine wash at 40 degrees Celcius
Iron medium temperature
Do not Bleach
Do not Tumble dry
Do not Dryclean

£32.00

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The Nautical Cushion Guinea Fowl is a handmade cushion made using 100 percent cotton tie dyed fabric sourced from West Africa. The base cloth has a jacquard design, with tie-dyed indigo blue and white stripes.

Each cushion has been embellished with a placement guinea fowl motif on the front. Each motif is unique.

Our handmade nautical range also includes co-ordinating nautical panel cushion in blue or white; as well as the nautical stripe cushion. With a choice of 3 styles you can mix and match the range.

Each cushion size is 40cm X 40cm, and is supplied with a hollow fibre inner.

 

 

£25.00

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These handy storage cubes will tidy any area of your home.  Made from organic hemp cotton, with a plastic-coated interior finish.  The large size storage cube has two sturdy  side handles.

The stylish designs have been inspired by nature. Image shows the design of African Lovegrass in green, in storage cube sizes Large, Medium and Small.

An attractive storage solution for shoes in the hallway or books next to your bed.  Store toiletries or cleaning products in your bathroom or  bring order to a teenager bedroom.

Dimension of large Storage Cube: 28cm X 28cm X 28cm

Also available to order in two other sizes – medium and small.

 

£25.00

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These handy storage cubes are made from organic hemp cotton, with a plastic-coated interior finish.

The stylish designs have been inspired by nature. Image shows the Riverene Rabbit design, in storage cube sizes Large, Medium and Small.

Useful to keep things tidy all around the home or office – store toiletries on your bathroom shelf, brushes and makeup on your dressing table. Bring order to a teenager’s bedroom. Keep the TV remotes and gadgets in one place.

Dimension of medium Storage Cube: 18cm X 18cm X 18cm

Also available to order in two other sizes -large and small.

£18.00

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These handy storage cubes are made from organic hemp cotton, with a plastic-coated interior finish.

The stylish designs have been inspired by nature. Image shows the design of African Lovegrass in green, in storage cube sizes Large, Medium and Small.

Useful to keep things tidy all around the home or office – store toiletries on your bathroom shelf, brushes and makeup on your dressing table. Bring order to a teenager’s bedroom. Keep the TV remotes and gadgets in one place.

Dimension of small Storage Cube: 12cm X 12cm X 12cm

Also available to order in two other sizes – large and medium.

£13.00

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Pamper body and soul with our handmade bath teas. Drop one of these cute Bath Teabags into your bath, lie back and enjoy the relaxing health benefits of antioxidant Rooibos.

Comes as a set of two teabags – one Honeybush & Cape Verbena teabag, and one Rooibos & Cape Snowbush teabag.

£5.00

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With the remarkable anti-oxidant qualities of Rooibos Tea and Rosemary essential oils, this Soap On-a-Rope will nourish even sensitive skin.
Rooibos tea soap is known for its soothing effects on excema, psoriasis, nappy or prickly heat rash, and acne.
Makes an ideal gift for both men and women and especially good for teens.

Each soap is handmade by a small rural community of hardworking women based in Southern Africa.

£15.00

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Treat him to an earth friendly shaving essentials gift set. The gift box includes a 100% natural Rooibos (Redbush) and Rosemary essential oil handmade soap and a shaving brush.

Each rooibos shaving soap is handmade by a small rural community of hardworking women based just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Made using the cold-process method resulting in a luxurious shaving soap retaining all the goodness of glycerine, a natural moisturiser, and infused with Rosemary essential oil.

 

 

£17.00

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Goat’s Milk soap fragranced with orange citrus essential oils, made in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

This realistically sculptured owl shaped soap smells as good as it looks and is a perfect gift for the soap collector.

Boxed ready for gifting.

80g

£7.50

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Goat’s Milk soap fragranced with rose geranium essential oils from fynbos, indigenous to the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

This beautifully sculptured rose shaped soap smells as good as it looks and is a perfect gift for the soap collector.

Boxed ready for gifting.

90g

£7.50

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Our Natural Goats Milk Soap is a delightfully whimsical and luxuriously creamy layered soap.
Mild and gentle with an oatmeal exfoliator base which makes this soap a multipurpose luxury. The pretty soap is shaped like a cake slice and decorated with a small shaped rose. Delicately scented with lavender essential oils.

The packaging is a smart black box with butterfly closure and  ribbon.

Almost too pretty to use, this soap is an ideal gift for someone who appreciates fine quality and enjoys bathing luxury.

Add the soap slice to the Christmas Stocking and make someone happy.C

Height:6cm
Length:11cm
Width:7.5cm

 

 

£10.00

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Spoil someone with this fun exfoliating pumice soap bar to soften hard-working feet.
The foot shaped soap is handmade by a small rural community of women based just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Made with lavender and rosemary essential oils, the soap contains pumice powder and poppy seeds as the natural exfoliator.

Neatly packaged on a grooved wooden soap holder with ribbon detail, makes an ideal ‘gift for him’.

 

£12.00

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A 100% cotton canvas Tote bag for life,  colourful and attractive with an important environmentally friendly message to share. The rhinoceros is a large mammal native to Africa and Asia and is an endangered species.

Large and roomy with a generous gusset, this sturdy 100% cotton tote bag has so many uses for everyday life.  There is an internal zipped pocket to keep small items secure.
Ideal for shopping trips, student book bag, beach bag for towel and suntan lotions, carry kids stuff, ballet shoe bag. PE kits –  this bag will make an ideal gift for the environmentally conscious.

Hipster bag for fashion conscious shoppers.

See our other designs in the ‘Fragile’ range, which are sourced from a social enterprise providing work opportunities for women in Cape Town township communities.

Dimensions:
Height   37cm (excluding handles)
Length  48cm
Gusset  20cm

£15.00

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A 100% cotton canvas Tote bag with a colourful and important message to share.

Large and roomy with a generous gusset, this tote bag has so many uses. There is an internal zipped pocket to keep small items secure.
Ideal for shopping trips, students, the beach, kids stuff, this bag will make an ideal gift for the environmentally conscious.

See our other designs in the ‘Fragile’ range, which are sourced from a social enterprise providing work opportunities for women in Cape Town township communities.

Dimensions:
Height   37cm (excluding handles)
Length  48cm
Gusset  20cm

£15.00

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A 100% cotton canvas Tote bag with a colourful and important message to share.

Large and roomy with a generous gusset, this tote bag has so many uses. There is an internal zipped pocket to keep small items secure.
Ideal for shopping trips, students, the beach, kids stuff, this bag will make an ideal gift for the environmentally conscious.

See our other designs in the ‘Fragile’ range, which are sourced from a social enterprise providing work opportunities for women in Cape Town township communities.

Dimensions:
Height   37cm (excluding handles)
Length  48cm
Gusset  20cm

 

£15.00

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A 100% cotton canvas Tote bag with a colourful and important message to share.

Large and roomy with a generous gusset, this tote bag has so many uses. There is an internal zipped pocket to keep small items secure.
Please note that the small tote bag does not have an internal pocket.
The Tote bag is ideal for shopping trips, students, the beach, kids stuff, this bag will make an ideal gift for the environmentally conscious.

See our other designs in the ‘Fragile’ range, which are sourced from a social enterprise providing work opportunities for women in Cape Town township communities.

The Flamingo design tote bag is available in a large and small size (perfect for little shoulders!)

Small Bag Dimensions:
Height   25cm (excluding handles)
Length  30cm
Gusset  10cm

Large Bag Dimensions:
Height   37cm (excluding handles)
Length  48cm
Gusset  20cm

 

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A 100% cotton canvas Tote bag with a colourful and important message to share.

Large and roomy with a generous gusset, this tote bag has so many uses. There is an internal zipped pocket to keep small items secure.
Ideal for shopping trips, students, the beach, kids stuff, this bag will make an ideal gift for the environmentally conscious.

See our other designs in the ‘Fragile’ range, which are sourced from a social enterprise providing work opportunities for women in Cape Town township communities.

Dimensions:
Height   37cm (excluding handles)
Length  48cm
Gusset  20cm

£15.00

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Grey Table Runner with Crochet Lace Edging

Our grey table runner is made from natural fabric and features the iconic pincushion protea flower. The contemporary design was created by textile designer Ena Heese from Cape Town South Africa.

Ena is constantly inspired by the patterns, symbols, arts and crafts from all over the African continent. The Pincushion is a part of the protea family in the plant kingdom and is indigenous to Southern Africa.

The Embellished grey table runner has been edged with 100% ecru cotton lace hand crochet detail on all four sides.

Placed on a dining room table or on a sideboard in your living room this elegant grey and off-white runner will make a striking addition to your room décor. Generously sized. If you are wondering what to give to your mum this mothering Sunday look no further – she will love this beautiful table runner.

Beautiful gift for the home maker.

Dimensions:

Extra Length: 2.5m x 48cm wide

£45.00

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Made from 100% cream cotton the crochet guest towel is hand knitted and makes an ideal gift for the home lover. The knitted body of the guest towel is cream in colour and each towel is also embellished with a small crochet flower and loop so that the towel can be hung on a hook in the bathroom.
The crochet flower motif is offered in different colour options namely jade, lime, orange, pink and red, to co-ordinate with your bathroom colour scheme.

Every Guest Towel is handmade by one of our fair trade partners in South Africa, who employ local tradesmen to make these unique textiles for the home and they are offered for you to enjoy in your home.
Because these are a hand made item please expect variations which we believe are part of their charm. Approximate size:
Length 40cm
Width 32cm

We suggest that the towel is washed with washing detergent only on 40 degree wash. Fabric softener is not necessary on this product.

Great gift for Mother’s Day or a Birthday.

 

 

 

£17.00

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