The Zoe Project is based in 2 shanty towns in Lima, Peru. 22 ladies and 1 man work to produce the beautiful best-selling bangles on our site.
This employment gives them the opportunity to educate their children, pay for medical treatments and maintain their homes. It also offers them the flexibility to set up workshops at home so they don't have to leave their children and travel far away to a factory each day.
Flowering Desert is a project based in a rural community in Tamil Nadu, South India that employs and empowers local women.
Originally focused on textiles, the unreliable electricity supply meant that the project needed to find ideas for products that could be made even when the electricity was down.
The team at Just Trade partnered with Flowering Desert in 2010 and taught the 8 women who were then employed by the project some basic jewellery-making skills.
We love social media. We're part of the camp that thinks platforms like Twitter and Instagram have brought us all closer and made us more celebratory of our environment and what other people are doing rather than the opposite. We certainly believe that when 500 million Tweets are shared around the world every day, we should look to harness that power...
London Design Festival is an annual celebration of local, national and international design in its most varied forms. From the commercial to the conceptual, London was awash last week with installations and exhibitions to inspire and captivate. Seriously eye-popping stuff.
Here are our top 3 picks...
Kirkby Design x Jon Burgerman Collection, featuring Ligne Roset
This collection of fabrics was a riot of colour and character that couldn't fail to catch your eye. There was even a wall to doodle on and a props box to play with.