Friday, 31 August 2012


Welcome all! I hope you have had a nice (don't know about sunny) summer with some time off. With the coming of a new season, comes our BRAND NEW newsletter, you will hear from our new guest bloggers, hear about upcoming events, discounts and much more.

Have you ever dreamt of doing something special, something inspired but not sure who to join up with? Have you ever wanted to buy an absolutely gorgeous unique gift with a meaning behind it but not sure where to look?  Kin'ethics may be just the place for you!


Our exciting vision is to have an online hangout  where businesses can introduce themselves and their fab products, even their aspirations and dreams. Where people can network with like-minded people and where you can browse eco-retailers whose ethos agrees with their yours.

You can let us know if you are looking for a particular gift or even if you need ideas for gifts. To make it even easier for you, we will be producing a categorised directory of all our retailers for you to browse through. I am soooo looking forward for this to be in full swing!

Just head over to Kin'ethics at NOW!  I am sure your eyes will be opened at the number of great retailers who are giving back to their communities :)

Wishing you a great month ahead. I will leave you with this quote from Mother Theresa
"Spread love everywhere you go. Let noone ever come to you without leaving happier"
Love, Pam

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Love at first random glance!

Recently, browsing through the net, I stumbled upon a necklace - a beautiful map of Africa in striking red acrylic with a heart carved out of the map. To say it struck a chord is an understatement! (You see, from a very young age I have had a strong love of Africa, from the rich colours and fabric to the music and people but the love is deeper than that!)  Anyway, I closed the page as it wasn't what I set out to look for and simply forgot about it...

I forgot about it for a day but then it kept coming back into my thoughts, A LOT.  I WANTED IT and as my birthday has just passed I thought it was the perfect reason to buy it! Trying to find it again proved difficult as I couldn't remember what site it was from, the designer or business. I finally found it with the help of Claire from The Girls Mean Business who prompted my memory. THANK YOU!

My most wanted object was created by Stevie K, a wonderful talented designer living in Chicago. She runs her business, tru.che, having quit her day job to pursue her "daydream" of making jewellery. She offers an array of gorgeous designs including a fab range of "country map" necklaces - CLICK HERE .  Everything means different things to different people but MY map of Africa necklace means so much to me, MUCH more than JUST a necklace!

Following my passion for Africa, Con-fused Arts stock a range of Fairtrade jewellery from Africa, to check these out, you can go to either my FaceBook page or website.