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Archive for February, 2008

As I was browsing New Consumer’s latest issue, I came across The Fair Trade Furniture Company, one of very few furniture companies I’ve seen that are dedicated to being eco friendly and fair trade. Their key values are:

  • Create special products which people will cherish
  • Make Fair Trade a way of life
  • Minimise our environmental footprint
  • Be honest and open in all our communications
  • And what’s more, they do some really comfy looking furniture, from the more traditional looking Kartosuro range to something a bit more unusual with Tsantai. They have ‘demonstration sites’ where you can go and try before you buy – keeping costs down and ensuring the best price for the producers, or you can buy online. I’m always on the look out for fair trade or eco friendly products that are not only from a good place but which would also fit easily into an interiors scheme under our cold British light, and I love to come across companies like this that do just that.

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    Now that we’re into February lots of us will be thinking about Valentine’s Day and how we’d like to celebrate it. Obviously it’s all about couples really, but at Boutiko we think it’d be unfair to leave out those single girls among us, so we have two Products of the Month for February:

    tonightpillowcases.jpgProduct of the Month #1: Tonight/Not Tonight Pillowcases ~ If roses and chocolates (again) just won’t cut it this year, and you’re looking for something unusual to give your other half on Valentine’s Day, these quirky pillowcases could be just the thing. Hand embroidered with two possible choices, this out of the ordinary gift might well tip the balance in your favour! For February only, we are offering the set at 10% off, so snap them up quick!

    chimingheartearrings.jpgProduct of the Month #2: Chiming Heart Earrings ~ These gorgeous Mayan chime silver earrings are handmade following a tradition of several centuries. They are used for relaxation and in meditation or simply carried for their enchanting sounds. Each music ball is made by hand and no two will sound the same, making yours truly unique. These are also reduced by 10% this month!

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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    pinkgreenwashbags2.jpgI’m very pleased to alert everyone to the fact that this month our hand embroidered cotton washbags are one of the products of the month on the homepage of www.livingethically.co.uk throughout February.

    Living Ethically is a fab shopping directory and information source about all things organic, ethical and green. There are lots of really great businesses on there selling all sorts of eco friendly things, and also a lot of useful information; a great resource, and now we’re on the front!

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