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This seems a good time to do a supplier information post, as we have just started stocking the delicious Mi Mariposa products! picnic_rug_close_up

Mi Mariposa (meaning My Butterfly) was set up by Katherine Thistleton-Smith last year, and is already producing some of the most original and stunning fair trade products I’ve seen. Her main focus is children’s clothes, but as you will see we are starting with some home products that make excellent gifts. pursesKatherine designs and oversees the creation of every piece.  While living in Ecuador, she discovered the skilled embroidery done by the women who now work for her on a trip into the foothills of the Imbabura volcano. Wanting to share their beautiful creations with a wider audience while giving them a fair wage and good working conditions, Katherine started Mi Mariposa. She now works very closely with the women’s co-operative, Nuevo Camino, providing the mothers with a regular living wage, whilst preserving and celebrating an important cultural tradition. napkin_at_table_2Currently, we are stocking the bright and beautiful butterfly embroidered picnic blankets (try saying that very fast!), and the pleated purses, which work equally well as pencil cases or make up bags, complete with tagua (vegetable ivory) keyring. And we are also really pleased to be exclusive stockists of the gorgeous white cotton napkins, with Mi Mariposa’s signature design embroidered carefully on each one. They come in sets of four, and like the picnic blankets, make wonderful wedding gifts.

Click on each image to find it on http://www.boutiko.co.uk.

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