By Lenny Balston, 24 Feb 2021
This mother's day we're thinking not just about our own mothers but helping the mothers in the less fortunate communities around the world.
Support the artisans and crafts people in these empowerment projects in India, Morocco, Turkey, and Kenya, by choosing a stunning ethically made embroidered scarf, a fair trade necklace, or these beautiful Babouche slippers, and more.
Oversized cotton scarf
Is it a scarf? Is it a wrap? Is it a sarong? Take your pick! This mint green oversized embroidered scarf is made with natural cotton, featuring an intricately embroidered panel with matching tassels. It was created by a traditional crafting community in India.
Available in mint, mustard, saffron, pearl grey, desert rose, cobalt, neon coral and khaki.
Fair Trade necklace
This gorgeous handmade brass bar necklace, is nickel free and created with Fair Trade brass. It's made by The Bombolulu social business in Kenya which provides opportunities for people who have physical disabilities.
Available in brass and silver. Also check out the matching earrings.
Block printed wash bag
This zig-zag print wash bag with waterproof lining is handmade by an artisan community in India. It's made from block printed cotton canvas and decorated with contrasting hot pink piping and playful pom poms on the zip. It makes a cheerful repository for your toiletries or make up!
Available in grey and teal.
Nickel free silver cuff
A statement textured cuff made with silver-plated brass. It was crafted by Fair Trade, social business Bombolulu in Kenya.
Available in silver and brass
Boujad pointed Babouche slippers in happy check
These leather and textile slippers in a pretty pink and blue check have been handcrafted from vintage plaid Boujad fabric. A limited number of slippers can be produced from the lengths of this hand sourced fabric making each pair unique. They were created by artisans in Morocco.
Available in 'happy check' and lots more beautiful checked and striped fabrics.
These handcrafted drop earrings are made using rich blue patina-finished brass and sustainably sourced mother of pearl, by artisans in India. They have an iridescent effect and each earring is made of shell that are unique and may very from other pieces.
Organic cotton socks
This set of three night time themed socks in blue and pink are created with organic cotton and are Fair Trade guaranteed. They're made by Bulus Socks in Turkey who have a vision to protect nature by producing organic socks with benefit to the health of your skin and also protect the environment.
Vegan face mask from left over fabric
A vegan organic cotton face mask made with fabric inspired by an exquisite chintz fabric dating from 1805 housed in the V&A archive. It was created by Fair Trade producer Creative Handicrafts, a social enterprise based in Mumbai that works to empower disadvantaged women of the slum communities through economic independence.