Danu's raison d'etre is to be a fair trade company, to promote fair trade and to be fair in all of our tradings and transactions as well as being a sustainable business. But we want to be more than just a fair trade online store pushing our fair trade products, we want to ensure that a sustainable lifestyle is achievable for everybody, without compromising on style or function. On browsing through our extensive range of fair trade homeware, not only will you notice the high quality of our handmade products, but you will also see a very large proportion of them are fair trade AND made from recycled materials AND are stylish!
All of our beautiful range of high quality ethical products and handmade furniture must fall into at least one if not all of the following criteria to make it into our shop;
1. Fairtrade, fairly traded or at the very least the highest ethical standards in manufacture.
2. Recycled materials where possible. Our precious earth's resources need to be protected and preserved, so where a new item is needed, if it can be used from reclaimed items and given a second usage, then all the better. We have really worked hard to ensure most of our products are recycled, and once you have finished with them recyclable or bio-degradable. Being eco-friendly is our thing, it comes naturally to us.
3. Stylish. We all want to have beautiful homes, and at Danuworld we don't feel the need to compromise on that just because we also want ethical products.
4. Made as locally as possible, we love supporting small artisans from abroad, but equally, you will find a wide range of UK and Irish made products in our store.
Whether you are buying fairtrade homeware for your own house, or as an ethical gift we have a wide range to suit. Delve into our bowls and boxes section to find the perfect eco storage solution, whether a jute bowl or mango wood box, you can rest assured they are sustainable. Our wooden boxes are hand carved and just a joy to behold. Pop into our photo frames to find a wide range of handmade and fairtrade frames, often made from reclaimed wood or recycled saris, or even recycled bike chains! The recycled dinosaur range makes excellent fair trade unique gifts.
For homeware accessories, we have a wide range of mirrors and vases, all handmade ethically using traditional skills passed down over generations. Have a look at each products 'be the change' tab to find out more about the fair trade organisation or project behind the product. Often these organisations are working in the poorest countries, with the poorest people and ensuring they are gaining new skills and earning enough to feed their family.
Looking for a cosy night in? Then look no further than our natural handmade soy candles and combine with our beautifully soft fair trade throws from India, or the new woollies range of throws from Nepal. Our natural candles are made in the UK, using essential oils and avoiding perfume and synthetic smells, making that perfect ethical gift or even that perfect pick me up for yourself. Or if you prefer t-lights we have some beautifully made ones, all handmade from carved stone or check the teak tiered tea light holders for something that little bit different. Finish the look off with cushions, lots of cushions! We prefer to mix and match our cushion covers, we have a wide range of organic cotton, handknitted or wool or hand-felted cushion covers so something for everyone. Fill them with either our recycled pet cushions or our UK made duck feather cushions.
It was no coincidence we chose to relaunch our fairtrade shop in Fairtrade Fortnight. After months of planning and finding a wide list of fairtrade homeware, from rugs right down to candles, coasters and placemats, we invite you to come on in, and join us in the sustainable lifestyle revolution! Help developing countries to trade fairly, whilst adding stylish homeware accessories that interior designers will love to your home. So if you are looking for handmade homewares or just want to freshen up your interior design with some naturally scented candles or unique cotton tablecloths we have something for you or to make the perfect houseware gifts.
If you browse our fair trade shop, whether looking for ethical fashion or fashion accessories like organic cotton bedding, you will see we are a fair trade organisation through and through. As we said, it's our raison d'etre and it is so much more than just paying a fair price for your products. We see it as ensuring the beautiful, ethnic crafts which have been handed down from generation to generation are made sustainable, by allowing modern design to be used with them, thus creating products interior designers love, are beautiful, but are sustainable and protect our heritage. Our homeware products make brilliant fair trade gifts, as well as making international trade fair. Everyone wins!