One of our main focuses at ftw supply shop is to find quality products that are sourced from companies and artisans that support fair-trade, are globally inspired or locally produced, women, indigenous, or minority owned, handmade or crafted with local materials and time-honored skills, and that use sustainable practices and materials. We love all of our suppliers and we wanted to share a bit of additional information on some of our favorites.
They have been making eco-friendly jewelry, gifts and home accents at their fair-trade studio in Kenya since 2007. The mission of Acacia Creations has always been to improve lives in a long-lasting and sustainable way. They go beyond fair-trade by creating jobs, providing training, and giving back to communities through education and healthcare initiatives. They work directly with hundreds of craftsmen and women at our Nairobi, Kenya studio and across East Africa to improve their skills and product designs.
Kalmar Home’s is a woman owned business whose products originate from the beautiful acacia tree – the fast-growing, sustainable tree produces attractive, durable wood that provides the perfect base for our enduring products while maintaining the integrity of an environmentally friendly source. Acacia wood provides truly classic designs that showcase the magnificent beauty of the natural wood. The products are as attractive as they are functional – an artistic interpretation of practicality and elegance.
This woman owned business offers a unique collection of stoneware and linens from Portugal. The belief that our dogs and cats are family members too was the motivation behind their unique collection of dog and cat treat jars with matching. Their products are Inspired by the culture, lifestyle and natural beauty of the central California coast.
Located in Middlebury, Vermont, this environmentally friendly company’s American pewter is inspired by ancient craft and modern-day design. They create beautiful objects, rooted in simplicity and functionality, designed to be passed down through generations. They honor the metal and celebrate milestones and elevate the everyday with handcrafted pewter designed to stand the test of time.