Guide Dogs Shop Fairtrade Accessories Shortlisted for Gift of the Year
Guide Dogs Shop is pleased to announce that our exclusive range of jewellery and accessories by Just Trade has been shortlisted for the 2022 Gift of the Year in the Commemorative, Collectable and Charitable category.
The Gift of the Year awards are the most highly respected accolades from the retail industry and aimed at recognising the best innovative and exciting new products. We are honoured to be featured on the shortlist this year and would like to shine a spotlight on the products featured in this exclusive collection – which is available to buy right here at the Guide Dogs Shop.
Fairtrade Brass Earrings and Necklaces
Designed and created exclusively for Guide Dogs by Just Trade, our brass earrings and necklaces are handmade by the women of the Flowering Desert Project in rural Tamil Nadu, India. The necklace is available in two designs, a sitting dog and a leaping dog, with two mix-and-match earring sets featuring our dog bone and sitting dog designs completing the range.
The perfect gift for anybody who wants to show their love for dogs, these beautiful jewellery pieces are cut by hand and given a lightly hammered finish to bring out the natural warmth and glow of the brass.
The Flowering Desert Project provides training and fairly-paid work for women in rural communities in Tamil Nadu, India. You can read more about the project and artisans behind our stunning jewellery with Just Trade.
Special Offer: buy a brass necklace and a pair of earrings together for £40 (saving £5). This can be mixed and matched with any brass earrings or necklaces in the collection.
Fairtrade Felt Purse
Created in collaboration with Just Trade and Fairtrade craftspeople in Vietnam, this Labrador felt fabric purse is perfect for carrying coins and small items. The purse is handmade from felt with a cotton lining and zip fastening, and is decorated with appliqué, embroidery and glass beads.
TJust Trade works with a World Fairtrade Organization registered factory in Vietnam which provides marginalised people with opportunities for fairly paid secure work, and a safe working environment, supporting over one hundred people in Hanoi and surrounding areas.
Tagua Labrador Pendant
Created exclusively for Guide Dogs by Just Trade, this Labrador shaped pendant is a lovely addition to any dog lover's jewellery collection.
Each pendant is hand-carved from a tagua seed, from a type of palm that grows in the South American rainforests. Often known as vegetable ivory, tagua is a vegan, ethical and sustainable alternative to animal ivory.
Just Trade work with highly skilled artisans in Cerro Grande, Ecuador, to invest in local artisans and sustainable routes to market for their jewellery. You can read more about the artisans who made these pendants with Just Trade.