Written by Paisley Tedder

Celebrate World Fairtrade Day with these interior buys

Choose ethical, sustainable goods for your home with our pick of the best homeware buys from one top fairtrade retailer

Image: So Just Shop

So Just Shop, an online ethical site selling homewares, jewellery, accessories and more operates a social impact led business. They work with a variety of Fairtrade certified organisations who support them in their mission to economically empower women artisans from vulnerable communities across the globe. All materials and processes used to manufacture products listed on the site are sustainable and environmentally-friendly, whilst being handmade and of the highest quality.

Ahead of World Fairtrade Day (8th May) we picked out some of our favourite interiors purchases on the site…

Handwoven tray, £10

Image: Base, So Just Shop

Add a rustic touch to your home with these handwoven trays. They’re made by a fair trade women’s cooperative in Bangladesh from palm leaves in a sustainable process which recycles agricultural waste to create beautiful products and employment opportunities.

Leila salad bowl, £54

Image: Holy Land Handicraft, So Just Shop

Crafted by a local women’s group in Palestine that strive to alleviate local poverty and unemployment, this deep serving salad dish is truly beautiful. The women use techniques dated back to Phoenician times to create this handcrafted, environmentally-friendly piece using recycled materials for the ceramics.

Bella mug set of two, £26

Image: Holy Land Handicraft, So Just Shop


Also made by Holy Land Handicraft, the local Palestinian women’s group mentioned earlier, this mug is a beautiful addition to your kitchenware. The design is stunning and so clearly handcrafted beautifully.

Navy dotted line tea towel, £15

Image: Base, So Just Shop

Made using 100% fairtrade cotton, this tea towel is made by BaSE  – a non-profit organisation in Khulna, south west Bangladesh. The tea towel will look great in your kitchen, and even has handy loops in the top corners so it can be hung up after use.

Leila platter, £44

Image: Holyland Handicraft, So Just Shop

Created by the group in Palestine, this handmade platter is bound to impress your guests with its intricate pattern. It completes the set of the salad bowel, mugs and tea towel, and will look stunning during summertime gatherings as lockdown lifts.

Browse the full range of products from So Just Shop online.

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