Ethically Made and Fair Trade Products

Many of the products we offer are from small producers, often family businesses, who are specialists in their field. We take care to purchase directly from these suppliers, and we let them determine the price they want for their products. In this way, they charge a price they feel is fair, and we pay them directly (and in advance of receiving the goods) so they receive 100% of the money. These suppliers can be based in the UK or overseas- we have two excellent small suppliers outside the UK, one in Thailand and one in Colombia. In this section we've pulled together all the products that qualify as ethically made, including some we make ourselves.

The Fairy Family are a range of ethically produced, handmade fairy figurines produced in the rural regions of north Thailand. Each fairy figurine is finely detailed with hand painted faces and a wide range of materials used in their clothing, including satin, silk, nylon, florist's papers, plus sequins, glitter and beads. The arms and legs are flexible so the fairy can sit, wave her arms, or be posed in other ways. Fairy Yoga anyone? Each fairy figurine comes with a fine loop of golden thread which allows the fairy to be suspended, for example on a Christmas tree. All models except Mermaids are supplied with a metal leaf which acts as a stand- the fairies have magnets hidden in their feet to allow them to stand up. The Fairy Family make gorgeous decorations for the home, and are widely collected as Christmas ornaments. A new range is released every 12 to 15 months so there are always new models. They're also a good cause to support as they're produced by women in the rural north of Thailand, where work is scarce, and each worker is paid a fair wage for production. Additionally, a proportion of profits from the parent company in Thailand is paid into a government managed fund which improves infrastructure in those rural areas, such as clean water supplies, communications, etc. Please note that the Fairy Family are supplied as collectables, not toys. While they may withstand some gentle play they are not tested as a toy product and should not be given to young children.

Personitas are a range of ethically produced, fair trade Worry Dolls, Angels and Fairies, made in Colombia by one family. Personitas is run by Pily, who is responsible for the design and development of the range, sourcing fabrics and other materials from Colombian suppliers. The range is produced in two locations: the basic figurines are produced in Popayan, where the wirework structures and bodies are formed, and in El Retiro the products are sewn together and finished. Both locations are small workshops manned by various members of the same family. There's a huge amount of work that goes into each doll- for example the thread for the hats is dyed to match the material before being used! When we purchase the stock, we pay the asking price- we don't use our size to negotiate discounts. This is to ensure that the producers don't have to worry about making a profit. All funds paid for stock go directly to the producers, the family and the local villages. Personitas is a great example of a global product keeping trade local! As their UK distributor we offer wholesale worry dolls and other Personitas products to retailers around the UK. If you're interested in becoming a stockist, please call for further information.

Our NEW Biodegradable Fairy Dust offers all the sparkle of our standard Fairy Dust without any cost to the planet. Marine biodegradable to OK Home compost standards, our glitter will disappear almost completely within 3 months of contact with soil or water. It's available currently in 6 different colours. We'll add more colours to the range over the coming months.

These enchanting fairy doors are made in Devon by hand, from a weatherproof resin. Their rustic appearance is unique and hugely popular- these fairy doors are one of our most successful ranges. The small doors are perfectly sized for skirting boards, while the medium and XL doors are ideal for outdoors use (or against large features inside). Simply place against a wall, tree trunk or elsewhere to let the fairies into your garden and house! Are you a retailer? We supply these doors at wholesale prices to shops in the UK and Europe. Please complete the form at the top of the page if you'd like further information on our wholesale fairy door prices.

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