Don't let this Valentines Day be about waiting for someone to show you love, when you can find it within!
Visit us instore where you will find an abundance of gifts that give back not only to yourself, but others. Our products are a love story, spoken in the artisan, hand selected just for you.
Here are a few love stories about the products we sell;
Global Mamas Jewellery:
The beads that are handcrafted by the Global Mamas Krobo Bead Cooperative from a small town of Odumase-Krobo in Ghana’s Eastern Region. Here, many of the Krobo locals engage in making beads from their own homes. Bead making is a craft that has lovingly been passed down through the generations.
When you purchase from the Global Mamas range you are helping artisans like Alex (also known as "Happy".
Happy began learning the family craft of beadmaking when she was just eight years old and her family could no longer afford schooling. With more than two decades of experience, Happy is able to create beautiful and intricate beads. Since Global Mamas recruited Happy at the local bead market, she has seen her business and life improve. She has been able to start building her own house and pay for schooling for her three children.
This jewelry and accessories range creates work for over 700 artisans in vulnerable communities in India. These thoughtful designs and sustainable practices bring change to the lives of the artisans, provide a bright future for their children, and strengthen their communities.
Chindi weaving is a traditional and cultural art form which gives natural and upcycled materials new purpose in modern, everyday designs.
These bags make us smile because when they are made everyone gets involved; parents, grandparents, young and old – Its the kind of craft that can be done wherever and whenever it suits. This flexibility means more parents can be at home with their children and save money on transport costs, which can make a world of difference in a busy family.
These are so lovely for meditation and grounding. They are small enough to fit into your pocket too!
Kisii Stone, also called “Soap Stone”, is mined in and around the village of Tabaka in south western Kenya. The term kisii is taken from the regional capital of Kisii, which is also the local language spoken by the Gussi tribe, who are the main inhabitants.
Each piece of stone is hand carved. After carving, the pieces are sanded and then dyed before the designers take over and paint or carve patterns into the stone.
The last process is polishing which is done with floor or shoe polish, and shredded sisal rope.
The sales of these carvings bring valuable employment. They provide a hand up rather than a hand out.
This season of loving, we want to send our love and thank you to all of our beautiful and considered customers - we wouldn't be here if not for your love! It warms our heart that together we are making this world a better place.
Yvie and the Aware team xoxoxo