Product of the Month – March 2021
Whenever we place an order from any of our wholesalers we are always confident that the products we choose will be of good quality. This is because we know they are hand made by artisans who take pride in their work and who, in return, are paid a respectable sum for their work and awarded further benefits unique to the individual artisan, their families, and their communities. Happy workers do quality work!
Sometimes, however, the products we receive are far beyond our expectations and we are blown away by the sheer beauty and quality of the items we are sent. Our atmospheric table lamps are a prime example of this. Exclusive to only one supplier (BAFTS-registered) who personally works closely with families in Indonesia, each of these absolutely stunning electric lamps is unique, and you are unlikely to find anything remotely similar in larger stores.
Atmospheric Table Lamps
At time of writing we have 3 styles of atmospheric table lamps to choose from (with more photos to be added soon). All give a cosy deep orange-red glow reminiscent of an African sunset and fronted with elegant silhouettes.
Bamboo Sunset Lamp
The Bamboo Sunset lamp is an unusual ellipse shape standing 30cm tall with a width of 25cm and depth of 12cm. It features alluring shades of deep oranges surrounding a large red sun, while in the foreground we focus on the elegant branches and leaves of bamboo.
Elephant Sunset Lamp
Elephant Sunset is a rectangular box-shaped lamp, 30 x 25 x 12cm, featuring the dark profiles of an African elephant and its baby as they pass beneath a healthy-looking tree in full leaf under the glowing embers of the setting sun.
Giraffe Sunset Lamp
The same shape and size as the Elephant Sunset lamp, the elegant figures of a parent and baby giraffe alongside a tall fully-leaved tree grace the foreground of the Giraffe Sunset shade.
Ready to Plug in and Switch on
Each table lamp comes complete with a UK cable set in black so as not to distract from the warming picturesque scene. A small accessible hand switch on the cable makes it easy to turn the lamp on and off without having to reach for the electrical socket. The cables are sourced and tested within the the United Kingdom and therefore meet all UK safety standards. We also include a free bulb with bayonette fitting so that as soon as you have your lamp in its pride-of-place position, you can simply plug in, switch on, and bask in the glow of an African sunset.
These are quite simply the most beautiful table lamps we have ever seen and we feel very proud to have items of such beauty for sale both on our website and in our fair trade gift shop in Hull. An ideal gift for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or simply “because”, these atmospheric lamps appeal to all ages and will turn any corner in any home into a cosy haven.
You can see our full range of lighting here.
Last week I gave a short review of a Fairtrade Fortnight discussion, “How is the Climate Crisis Impacting the Global Food Supply”. You can catch up here.
Take care of yourselves and each other.
PS. A quick heads up!
If you’re reading this soon after it’s published you may be thinking about Mother’s Day which is on Sunday 14th March this year. Our last posting date to ensure delivery in time for this will be Monday 8th March, so orders in by 11am Monday please. (Hull residents: we can personally deliver locally late afternoon on Friday 12th). This is due to me being booked in for a minor hospital procedure on the Friday morning which means I have to have a Covid test early Tuesday, then we all have to isolate until after the procedure. Bad timing! Sorry for any inconvenience.
All courtesy of Sunlover, with thanks