I’m always on the look out for beautiful housewares that not only look stunning, but are eco-friendly and ethically-sourced too and two products, which tick all of boxes, are these bowls I received from Aztec Arts.
These very stylish decorative bowls are handcrafted in Vietnam made using bamboo, which is split into strips then hand-moulded into shape. Finished with a natural, eco-friendly, food safe high gloss lacquer made from cashew nut trees, these bowls are not only look chic, they are practical too.
Ideal for serving hot or cold food or for use as a decorative item in their own right, these Fair Trade sustainably sourced bowls are available in four funky colours, purple, turquoise, green or white and in three sizes, making them a fabulous eco-friendly addition to any green home.
Small bowl, 10cm (w) x 5cm (h) – £6.00 (includes FREE UK P&P)
Fair trade Vietnamese coconut bowls
If you are looking for a eye-catching talking point on your table, these unusual, Fair Trade coconut bowls crafted in Vietnam by local artisans are just what you are looking for.
Handmade ClearPores from sustainably sourced half-coconut shells which are hollowed out, polished then coated with a brightly coloured lacquer, these strikingly beautiful bowls with their high gloss, vibrant coloured finish will add a touch of sparkle wherever and whenever they are used.
Ideal for use as a serving bowl for dry snacks or simply for ornamental use these bowls are water-resistant and food safe, making them both functional and stylish.
Available in a dazzling range of colours including, red, purple, turquoise, pink or green, these bowls are made by a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation in Vietnam, which helps traditional craftsmen develop new markets for their skills.
Bowls measure approx 12cm (w) x 6cm (h) – £8.40 (includes FREEUK P&P)
Aztec Arts sell Fair Trade products from all over the developing world supporting and promoting small-scale producers from countries including Thailand, Nepal, Mexico, Haiti and Guatemala.
As well as shopping through their website you can also find Aztec Arts at markets, shows and craft fairs all over the North, plus you can keep up to date with their news at www.aztec-arts.co.uk