smartphone with recycling symbol on screen placed

Thinking through sustainability and ethics

I can’t believe  it has been so long since my last post! This year has just flown along.

Never fear though – We are still here!

It’s been a very busy year for me personally so the social profile of Karakorum has been keeping a rather low profile! However that doesn’t mean that Karakorum hasn’t been hard at work.

We have been making contacts and looking into new suppliers and engrossed in future planning. Sustainability and ethics at the top of our agenda as usual, which always adds an extra dimension to sourcing products. I’m planning a trip or two to Central Asia next year to talk to producers about some crafts that I have had my eye on since we cycled through there 4 years ago.

I’ve been very happily following and taking inspiration some of the amazing shops across the pond in the United States that stock ethical goods such as KAZI Goods and Ten Thousand Villages

While we continue to work with with Swazi Candles and Gone Rural we are hoping to add a few more lines in the near future. See below for a sneak peak of what will be in stock soon.

We will also be at a few Christmas markets so don’t forget to check our events page to see if we will be in a town near you soon. The Victorian market in Gloucester (which is a grand event) is the biggest one so look out for me swishing around in some Victorian finery and selling for social good. Let’s hope the this Xmas brings some fine if wintry weather.

recycled metal mirror

ethical rag rug