Friday, 18 July 2014
Some of the cutest recycled jewellery are these dancing girl earrings, made of recycled wire and scraps of tin. Made by the young women from Afrika Pamoja a Kenyan social enterprise where the girls learn to make handicrafts so as to earn a living. Many of the young women come from the Obunga slums, the most destitute area of Kisumu in Kenya and they carry on a long tradition of making items from recycled materials, a source of income for many men and women in Africa.
Friday, 04 July 2014
In many countries in Africa, resourceful people have long excelled at fashioning toys from whatever materials are available - tin cans, wire and plastic that is discarded as trash. The motivation behind the recycling is not environmental concerns but because poverty has limited their choices in life and people have found what value they can in the materials available to them. The skill and creativity applied to make these recycled products is impressive, there is in each and every product ingenuity and humour that makes these simple objects immensely appealing. In addition to brightly coloured tin planes, cars and motor scooters made from cans there are even flowers, brightly coloured cheerful tin daisies. It is the ability to see the value in everything that makes recycled art quite inspirational
Friday, 16 May 2014
These reeusable lunchbags are the perfect way to identify your lunch in the office fridge, that's if you can keep these gorgeous oil cloth lunch bags for yourself and they don't end up taking lunch to school with the kids!
Made from Mexican oilcloth these brightly coloured oilcloth lunch bags are the ideal way to brighten up your day The lunch bags are easily wiped clean , they fit over a standard sized lunch box and fold over and close with a Velcro seal
Mexican Oilcloth is a traditional fabric you probably remember as a brightly coloured cloth on your Grans kitchen table. It has been made in Mexico by the same factory for over 50 years. It’s a highly durable, fade resistant, stain resistant and it simply wipes clean. Mexican Oilcloth is famous throughout the world for its practical qualities and gorgeous colours and patterns and is now available as these fun lunch bags.