Meet the Artisan: Alice from Hadithi African Baskets

Alice makes Fair trade African baskets in Kenya for Decorator's Notebook

There’s something extra special about knowing who made the things you have in your home. When I discovered Hadithi African Baskets, which are handwoven by members of 15 women’s co-operatives in Kenya and come with the maker’s name and photo, I knew straight away they would be perfect for our new fair trade home collection…. 

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House tour: how to do ethnic style with a contemporary twist

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One of the biggest changes in my tastes over recent years has been my approach to ‘ethnic’ furniture and accessories. During my teenage years I went through a big hippy phase, driving my Mum mad by wafting incense through the house and decking out my bedroom with crystals and dreamcatchers. For a long time that’s… 

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