I just want to take a moment to share some new items we have in stock and maybe highlight a few old ones while we're at it.
First off, as you already know I'm a sucker for all things sari, but to be fair as a sign language interpreter I wear black a lot, I mean a LOT!! So when I can wear color I might go a bit overboard, lol. But look at all these gorgeous colors and prints! Have you seen anything so beautifully up-cycled? The skirts are reversible and can be worn a multitude of ways, bathing suit cover up, shawl, even as a dress. They're so versatile and every sari piece reduces waste by reusing rather than discarding scraps and old saris.
Quilling seems to be a dying art, even spell check doesn't know what it is. These artisans in Vietnam do such a great job at making adorable barrettes, ornaments, and other items all by using the overlooked art of quilling. They even offer kits, Katie Bug and I plan to try one out and upload a video of our attempt, fails and all, to help you all decide if you'd be interested in DIY quilling kits, if you like the idea we'll be happy to offer them.
They also have a plethora of cards, at around $11.00 each. So if you're ever interested in a quilled card from our Vietnam partners please shoot us an email and we'll work with you to find the style you want, I doubt we'll be placing a bulk order of cards soon, partly because there are so many options it's overwhelming, but if you know what you want we can find it for you.
For now, check out a few of the items we do have in the store, as adorable as they are in photos they are a zillion times more adorable in person!
Your Fair Trade Friend,