We were recently featured in an article on Mydeal.com.au...
There are two things every perfect housewarming gift-giver gets right - it’s useful for the home and suits their receivers personality to a tee. We’ve matched 8 gifts to personalities, including those sort-of friends. But don’t just take our word for it. Put on your thinking cap and and ask yourself who will love any of these great housewarming gifts.
Embracing the culture and colours of Ghana in West Africa, Adinkra Designs have a range of baskets, planters, fans and kids decor that is the perfect gift for anyone with a social conscience. All their products are handmade by African artisans under their Fairtrade partnership and feature natural, sustainable materials. Suited to every budget and a multi-purpose gift that will offer more than just African glamour in their home. Who better to explain than co-founder Kelly Boateng:
“Our baskets not only look great in the home but are also very functional and can be used for storage, to take to the beach, as an alternative to plastic bags when shopping [or] as a picnic basket - the uses are endless!”
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Call it fake, call it a cheap copy, call it cultural appropriation…
Whatever it is, we do not like it one bit. Why? Because it is the artisan who will suffer. It is the artisan, the innovator, the original idea maker who loses out and it is down right unfair when those with greater resources, those in a more advantaged situation, replicate a product intrinsic to a particular groups culture, for their own financial gain.
You may have seen seagrass baskets identical to our hand woven baskets floating around in large department stores lately. What infuriates us is when these seagrass baskets are labeled and marketed as “Bolga baskets”. Read the full blog to learn how to tell a fake from the true "Bolga Basket" and how you as a consumer can help.
Why should the babies and girls have all the fun? We see a lot of inspiration around for styling the newborn baby nursery - of course we all love that special nesting time. We also see a lot of girls room inspiration around but not as much attention seems to be given to the boys! So we have teamed up with our favourite stylists to show you some unique boys room styling ideas using deep earthy tones mixed with the a gorgeous duckegg blue palette that is very on trend right now.