We travel across Asia & N. Africa working with small independent companies to source uniqueness in clothing for women and men, silver jewels, accessories, textiles, handloom fabrics, block printed cottons, raw silks, carved gods and goddesses, Moroccan and Indian rugs, pottery, fragrant incense, aromatic oils, sparkling jewellery, prayer flags, singing bowls, glorious posters, silky-saris, baskets, bindis, henna and pigments, and so much more. We are a small, independent shop and we don’t bite, we’re really friendly! Please do come and visit us, we are more than just another shop and looking is free!
Actions To Date:
- No carriers – paper bags & Canvas shoppers
- Staff actions – encourage refill water bottles and coffee cups
- Encourage customers to use own bags
- Sell plastic free products and lifestyle items in store
- Raise awareness among customers through social media
“Obviously some things arrive in plastic bags or packaging still, but we do re-use it. It’s difficult for us to put pressure on suppliers … as all of our products from India and Nepal and it’s a different culture. But in Nepal for example, plastic is recycled into clothing, things like shawls and fleeces, and some of the clothing we sell contains this recycled plastic. They’ve been doing it for years.
“All of us are pretty aware of it – none of us use plastic bags, the staff are clued up and customers are really good as well. We always explain why we don’t have carriers and they’re fine.”