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During our most recent trip to Peru last year we developed the Ruthi collection which was launched in AW19.  Here's a little behind the scenes on how we developed the collection and the different processes involved.

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One of the things we love doin...

We have been working hard on new designs at JTHQ for jewellery, accessories and scarves for AW'17, drawing inspiration from woodland creatures of the natural world…

There are so many talented artisans in Peru & Ecuador who are fantastic at crocheting, we hope the new su...

Along with fruit-themed tagua nut necklaces from Ecuador and jewellery from India which

celebrates the great outdoors, gardening and a good old brew, our new collection of ethically

produced accessories also features hand-crocheted cotton flower and bumblebee brooches fr...

Our next day trip saw Hoai drive us a little further out to an old primary school which has now been transformed into the screen-printing workshop of a talented local husband and wife duo. They gave us a tour of their working space and talked us through the process the...

After a fairly leisurely morning spent at Laura’s house, Ali, Sophie and I set off on our eagerly anticipated journey to visit Just Trade’s new Vietnamese-based producers for a week of meetings, design development and learning about the production processes used within...

Here at Just Trade, we've been doing a bit of research into trends that are going to be big in 2017! Take a peek at our finds below...

No. 1 - Life without geometry is pointless

Geometry may not traditionally be seen as the coolest subject but it’s certainly been proving...

 

After a crazy couple of months including 3 trade shows, 3 public speaking engagements, 2 wonderful interns and a new stock control system, I am finally getting around to writing the final instalment of the blog about our trip to work with the fantastic Flowering Deser...

 

The Flowering Desert Project in rural Southern India is run by Mercy Imondi of the Mahalir Aran Trust.

 

Mahalir Aran means “Women’s Fortress” reflecting the fact that the trust offers a safe home for over 100 of the most vulnerable women and children in...

Situated on the very stylish Lamb’s Conduit Street, Volte face is surrounded by foodie hot spot’s and fashionable menswear boutiques.  The store sells design-led gifts, stand-out stationery, artists’ products and books, with an emphasis on fun!

 

The inspiration for the...

 

Sosote is a small village on the coast of Ecuador, well known for it’s family-run Tagua workshops. Although off the general tourist trail, the main street is lined with market stalls with hundreds of carefully carved Tagua ornaments and beaded jewellery.  To earn a li...

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