Friday, 20 May 2011

Ramping it up!

Rojo Semillas Necklace - £15.00
Cordon Bracelet - £15.00
Well, I'm not sure how other people feel about Fair Trade Jewellery but we LOVE IT!! At Con-fused Arts, we believe that Fair Trade Jewellery is bold, bright and on trend!  As well as, a love for helping those close to home and overseas, I personally love colours, different cultures and getting to know people.  After taking some time off to enjoy the role of a new mum, I am ready to ramp up the presence of Con-fused Arts here in Aberdeen and all over UK. 

Being a lover of writing lists, I indulged myself this week, thinking this would be the perfect occasion! One small step towards this, was designing more flyers, which has now been done and am just waiting on them from Vistaprint ! I am also very excited to be having a stall at the RGU Wonderland Fashion Show in aid of Archie Foundation, on 27th May, this is a real chance to show people that Fair Trade Jewellery is worthy of the catwalk. Next on the list is to revamp the appearance of our stall, to enhance our beautiful handmade jewellery!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Our Saturday!

Although the rain did not stay away as I had hoped for, we still had a great afternoon out last Saturday. Walking through the International Market in Aberdeen, we were greeted with wonderful smells and gorgeous sights. I felt like a cartoon where I was floating along following the global aromas! I wasn't quite sure what happened in that short space of time but one minute I was happily confident that a £20 note would see me to the end of the stalls. 

Not a chance, by the time I got to the end of the market I had an empty purse, some French tartiflette, Spanish Paella, French cherries, Mediterranean stuffed peppers and olives oh and an empty tray that was home to some sumptious Dutch pancakes and Nutella! But sure, if hubby doesn't see the empty wrapper, it's like I never had them in the first place, right?

Although all the food stalls got me salivating, one stall in particular llit my heart up - it was Zuri Design - FAIR TRADE Jewellery, handbags and accessories from Kenya. I was so excited to see so many gorgeous things in one place and all handmade and from Africa ( A continent I love). Within a few seconds I realised I sell Zuri Design products, at the minute we have a gorgeous necklace and bracelet which can be sort together or separately! The necklace is £10.50 and the bracelet is only £6.50!

Monday, 2 May 2011

A new conscious collection

I just wanted to quickly raise the awareness of a new ethical collection from H&M called the Conscious Collection.  I had a wee nosey at the ladies collection whilst in the shop recently and was pleasantly surprised by the couture feel of all the pieces - floaty light! There are also mens and kids clothes in this collection which are well worth a look!

Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M Head of Design says “It’s not just about organic cotton any more, the possibilities for creating a complete fashion statement with eco smarter materials are huge now. By designing recurring Conscious Collections we have the opportunity to show in a variety of ways what’s possible using more sustainable fabrics.”

The clothes may not be Fair Trade and not all H&M items are made from sustainable materials BUT H&M are trying, they are aware of the implications of disposable fashion and are taking a step in the right direction! For those who shop on the high street, they may now pause for thought as they are made aware of the choices available to them without compromising on style!