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TOP PICKS: SUMMER

Now that summer is making itself felt with a vengeance in every inhabited part of the northern hemisphere, here are six ways to wear it fair this season. These are just a very few of my favourite things from artisan craft brands across the world; for a really good rummage visit Folk Ark's summer Keep collection. And be quick! These items could disappear as fast as the sun in England... 

 

BLUE, PINK, GOLD & IVORY

CORAL, IVORY & AQUA

PEACH, GOLD, SILVER & TAN

RED, MUSTARD & CREAM

BLACK, white, PINK & METALLICS

BLACK, ORANGE, STRAW & GOLD

To source ethically made and fairly traded basics with which to pair gorgeous handcrafted summer accessories, have a peek at The Good Trade's list of 30 clothing brands and 11 denim labels who make doing the right thing look hot. 

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TOP PICKS: Mother's Day

Mothers around the globe are soon to be acknowledged, hopefully, in a shower of thoughtful gifts, so Folk Ark has rounded up a handful of lovely items of artisan craft from around the internet with which you can bestow your gratitude. If it's the thought that counts then why not think all the way from the maker to the mother.

Left to right, top to bottom:

1. Block Shop, Clover scarf in Coral, India, $120.

2. Across Africa, Natural Gold Woven Earrings, Africa, $30

3. Territory, Rust and Turquoise Tea Cup #2, Japan/USA, $38

4. Aiayu, Comfy Handknitted Tea Warmer, Bolivia, €96.10

5. LuRu Home, Faded Floral Pillow, China, $185

6. Territory, Handwoven Ikat Tote Bag, Thailand, $68

7. Proud Mary, Navajo iPad/Clutch, Guatemala $60

8. Ock Pop Tok, Khanna Scarf, Laos, $52

9. Wild Tussah, Day to Night Handbag - Snowflake Weave, Vietnam, $186

10. DARA Artisans, Alpaca Cape, Peru, $275

11. Someware, San Mateo Hammock, $200

12. Les Indiennes, Petit Elephant Napkin, India, $20

And in the main image, House of Wandering Silk's Sari Bead Jhumka Necklace in Pink, India, €33.

Because there's so much out there to give, more items will be added to Folk Ark's Keep collection until a few days before 10 May so continue checking back for beautiful handmade ways to give back to your mama and your world!

NB: Keep currently doesn't accommodate currencies other than USD so always click through to check the actual availability and price of an item.