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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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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Eco-friendly homeware with style

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One of my biggest bugbears about being an ethical shopper is that too often it means compromising on style. In fact, it was this that spurred me to create the Decorator’s Notebook Shop in the first place, to bring together a collection of design-led products so there’s no need to compromise your style or your conscience…. 

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First look at the new Decorator’s Notebook collection

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Putting together each new collection for the Decorator’s Notebook shop is one of my favourite tasks. My ears are constantly open and when I hear of a new artisan group making beautiful homeware or gifts my eyes light up and my heart sings! The pieces we’ve found for the shop for Spring / Summer 2016 are… 

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Decorator’s Notebook is on Design*Sponge!

Decorator's Notebook on Design Sponge

If you’ve been following our journey for a while you’ll know that Decorator’s Notebook began life as this blog, several years before the idea for the shop was sparked. Back in 2010, Design*Sponge was the first interior design blog I ever read… Grace’s chatty posts and eye for creative bohemian style are what inspired me… 

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How are indigo shibori textiles made?

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Finding new suppliers is definitely one of the most difficult parts of our job. Why? Because we’re picky. Really picky. Our motto is that we never want our customers to have to compromise their style or their conscience, and finding suppliers who meet our high standards in both design and ethics isn’t easy. But, when… 

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Five key global interior trends for 2015

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I love spotting emerging interior design trends and, this year, global influences are set to make their way into our homes with a cool and contemporary twist. I’m so excited about seeing this one develop as I’m a big fan of adding unique touches to my rooms with intriguing textures and natural materials. There are… 

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