Announcement: End of an Era at Decorator’s Notebook

40% Off end of an era sale

After a brilliant five-and-a-half years building and running Decorator’s Notebook, it’s time to pass our shop to a new owner. Today, a new era starts as we begin looking for a passionate person to take Decorator’s Notebook to the next level and develop exciting new products and partnerships. Since opening Decorator’s Notebook’s virtual doors in… 

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What does ethical mean to us?

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  The word “ethical” means different things to different people and there isn’t yet a fairtrade logo that applies to handicrafts, as there is for products like tea and bananas. So, what being a social business means to us at Decorator’s Notebook? 1. TRADE, NOT AID We believe social entrepreneurship and job creation are more sustainable… 

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Postcards from Kenya: dancing and weaving with our women’s basket co-operative

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We know many of you have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new collection of hand-woven sisal baskets from our women’s co-operative partner in Kenya. Well, not only have the baskets arrived in the Decorator’s Notebook shop, we can also share with you some fabulous new photos from behind the scenes, showing how your… 

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Meet the artisans this Fairtrade Fortnight (plus a discount code!)

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Right at the heart of the Decorator’s Notebook shop is our mission to give people who love their homes a more meaningful way to shop, while helping artisans around the world build a more stable future. But making the connection between maker and buyer hasn’t always been easy for us to do on our website and… 

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Ethical Gift Guide: Christmas 2016

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Being an ethical shopper is tough at Christmas time as it can be easy to get swept-up in buying mass-produced products in the rush to tick people off your Christmas gift list. At Decorator’s Notebook though, our values of design, quality and ethics stay firm all year round, so you know that every purchase helps talented artisans in developing countries build… 

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How To Run A Market Stall (that actually sells)

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The virtual marketplace can be pretty lonely for independent online shop owners. Although our shops Decorator’s Notebook and The British Blanket Company are web-based businesses first and foremost, selling at markets and artisan craft fairs has been an important part of getting ourselves out there and has been hugely beneficial in growing our brands. We’ve been selling… 

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FREE DELIVERY DAY… TODAY!

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As if a Decorator’s Notebook free delivery day isn’t exciting enough in its own right, the reason behind this one is extra special. That’s because, after three years of hard graft building our little brand, Decorator’s Notebook has been chosen for the Small Biz 100 as one of the most promising small businesses in the… 

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Beautiful video of kantha quilts being made

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It’s always an exciting day when the new collection of kantha quilts arrives at Decorator’s Notebook. Each quilt takes about six days to make so we usually have several months to wait while the women at Basha carefully sew our quilts by hand, ready for their long journey from Bangladesh. But oh, how they are… 

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