Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Pots of style

I just had to show you these beautiful pots, which my little brother was given as a Christmas present. (Envious? Moi? The very idea!) I am sorely tempted to order some for myself as they are just too divine for words:

They are made from recycled magazines and are from Traidcraft, which is doing sterling work proving that fair trade products are very often more desirable than the alternatives (which surely must be 'unfair trade', and what kind of perverse monster would actually want that?).

Even better, on the website you can read about Chut. She is one of the women who makes these for Mai Handicrafts, which provides a fair income for disadvantaged and ethnic minority families in Vietnam. End result = warm glows all round, wouldn't you say?


  1. Hello Leila,

    I hope you're well. I work with Traidcraft, and noticed this link on your site is unfortunately broken. I was wondering if you could change the link to this: https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/homeware/home-furnishings/baskets-storage

    I hope you can help! I couldn't find an email address to contact you more directly, but if you do have any questions then don't hesitate to email me at amy.cousins@silverbean.com

    All the best for the year ahead and take care.

    Kindest Regards,


  2. Hi Leila,

    I hope you're well. I'm just getting in touch to follow up my previous email, have you had a moment to look into this? Do let me know if you're having any problems by emailing me via amy.cousins@silverbean.com

    Best wishes,