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To be a good gardener, green fingers are just not enough. Being a good gardener means looking out for the bees, recycling where you can and using sustainable practices whenever possible!
One World Shop has found some great products for you to use in the garden that have been recycled and lovingly brought back to life as new products from some brilliant skilled artisans in India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
Hand made and painted by skilled workers in India, these eco-friendly planters will bring a lovely splash of colour to your garden or patio. Available in different designs and a range of colours.Click Here To See The Full Range
Ladybirds and bees are definitely your friends in the garden. Encourage them to hang around and give you a hand by installing a bug house in your garden!
Compost made from recycled coconut husks is incredibly innovative and useful! Just one block makes a whole nine litres of compost when rehydrated. This compost is an environmentally-friendly choice and great for saving storage space too. What gardener wouldn't love this product? It's easy to use, and far more sustainable than peat - a marvellous way to be a fair trade gardener!
Workers at Ceylon Garden Coir in Sri Lanka create these coir compost blocks which are great for potting soil and garden use or in wormeries.
The sales of these blocks generates employment and additional income for employees of Ceylon Garden Coir. Women, families and local communities benefit too as 15% of the export price helps development projects that supply training and work.
These gift boxed hand fork and trowel sets are made and then beautifully hand painted by a group called Noah's Ark, based in Moradabad, India. Noah's Ark develop and create a lot of different fair trade products, many of which are recycled; and they not only provide their artisans with a fair wage and good working conditions, their NGO - Noah’s Handicrafts and Artisan Welfare Society is fully funded from the sales. The NGO has several projects helping different groups, including one that helps their artisans get filtered water into their homes.
Something to brighten up any spots around the home or garden that need some love. Our sweet elephants, owls and bird planters keep your home looking happy and are very reasonably priced!
These planters are handmade in Bangladesh by a charity group called The Jute Works, which gives amazing opportunities to rural workers. It was established in 1973 to rehabilitate the war-widowed and war-affected poor, rural women of Bangladesh. The aim was to provide these women with work at home, producing handicraft items made from locally available jute and now clay. Many positive results have come from providing these women with a good, steady income.