Ishkar, Tamay & Me, Project Pico and La Eva are collaborating to bring you The One Stop Christmas Shop. 12 days of Christmas in a pop up for you to do all your Christmas shopping in one go! Come join us for mulled wine, merriment and fair trade shopping. All our designers work with organic materials and ethical principles.
ISHKAR travels to war-torn countries, to seek out master craftsmen whose ancestral skills are in danger of dying out. Pairing these craftsmen with international designers, ISHKAR’s curated collections provide a window onto lands known for their exquisite craftsmanship long before they were known for war.
TAMAY & ME have created a series of versatile unisex indigo jackets with the belief that a piece of clothing can have a positive impact and that we should be proud of what we wear. Tamay & Me jackets combine centuries old, classic workwear from North Vietnam with artisan textile skills.
The jackets are cut from a traditional pattern worn by the Red Dzao in the mountains. The cotton and indigo are grown organically in the same village where the cloth is spun, woven and dip dyed in different saturations of blue. The embroidery is reclaimed from old clothes and the silk braiding is hand-plaited. The whole process is slow and sustainable.
PROJECT-PICO produces essentials for good, starting with the softest fairtrade organic cotton underwear in three styles. They are simple, classic and understated and designed and made with a lot of thought and care.
"We have followed the story of a pair of PICO pants; from the organic cotton fields to the small Fairtrade factory in the South of India and aim to learn as much as we can about the industry and our supply chain, sharing all the time!"
Their aim is to encourage an appreciation for everyday wares and to create a connection to the people and processes behind their making.
Located on the edge of a saw mill in Oxfordshire, LA-EVA comes as the natural evolution of an artisan studio specialising in cold process soap making. For us, traditional handmade soap provided a unique platform for exploring palettes of scents, the potential of natural raw ingredients, and the care and attention it takes to create something truly beautiful. In our light, fragrant studio space, for a handful of years we cooked, cut, edged and packaged batches, blocks and bars of soap.