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Decorative accessories

Nilare accessories make perfect gifts
Nilare
5 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ
phone: 07515 891385

Nilare offers beautiful, elegant decorative accessories designed in London and hand-made in Gabon. The business was founded by Lisiane Ndong, who's based in London but travels regularly to Gabon to work with her team of highly skilled craftspeople.

Nilare products include carved ornaments, candle holders, trays, throws and cushions, and are intended to celebrate African craftsmanship and aesthetic traditions. But Lisiane's designs are made for the modern home and have a timeless, contemporary look; while many pieces are delightfully tactile such as the smooth carved elephants - made in various woods and stone and available in two sizes.

All Nilare products are made from natural, sustainable materials and they are fairly and ethically traded.

Bronte By Moon
Bronte By Moon
Netherfield Mills, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 9PA
phone: 08707 437410

Bronte by Moon is a British manufacturer of beautiful woollen gift and home accessories. Established in 1837, we have been producing fine woollen products for over 175 years and are now the last fully vertical mill left in England. Every process to turn raw wool fibre into beautiful fabrics is performed at our mill, right on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales. We are proud of our balance between innovative design, traditional craft and heritage.

Kantir water bottles
Martin Azua
Verdi, 169 22, 08012, Barcelona
phone: +34 932 182 914

Top designer Martín Azúa's contemporary Numbered collection of homewares comprises furniture, products for the kitchen and decorative accessories made by artisans in and around Barcelona.

Products are idiosyncratic but functional and a pleasure to use. They're made by hand, using sustainable/recyclable materials, such as clay, grasses and wood.

Pictured above are Kantir water bottles that keep water cool without the need for a fridge.

BasketBasket
BasketBasket
Cranford Drive, Holybourne, Alton, Hants GU34 4HJ
phone: 01420 85112
BasketBasket is a family-run business in Hampshire. Having developed a love of baskets while living in France, founder Virginia Seeckts found it frustrating when she returned to the UK that she couldn't find lovely baskets here. So she launched Basket Basket in 2008 selling fairly traded natural baskets – a truly eco-friendly alternative to the plastic shopping bag.
 
Our baskets are handmade from sustainable grasses and other plants by talented artisans from family-run businesses in Morocco, Ghana and Madagascar. We pay fair trade prices, providing work for local people and preserving skills for future generations. We use eco-friendly packing and there are no plastics used anywhere in our natural baskets. 
 
We import mainly via road and sea, but to offset our carbon we are members of the Woodland Trust which creates new woods throughout the UK.
 
Mirror from Dazzle Vintage Furniture
Dazzle Vintage Furniture
Dazzle Vintage Furniture is an online boutique founded in 2008 by Devon-based antiques dealers Ali Stokes and John Washbrook.
 
Specialising in European antique and vintage furniture with an emphasis on quality French pieces, the website stocks an ever-changing selection of decorative mirrors, armoires, French beds, buffets and vintage lighting.
 
Ali and John visit France on regularly, scouring brocantes and vide greniers in Provence and Brittany. They are passionate ambassadors for real French furniture and hope to inspire buyers to choose quality, time-honoured pieces over new cheaply made, mass produced products.