Human, One And All
We’re a month into Spring but by golly it already feels like summer with temps in the 30’s!
So, we’re seeking out some shade and a well deserved ice cold drink. What better way to welcome in the weekend than with a sweet and zesty cocktail.
Live Life Fair
Imagine, look around your home right now, your possessions, your family safe and secure. Then imagine having to run out the door with just the clothes that your wearing hoping that everything that you are leaving behind will still be there...if you get to return.
Life as a refugee can be difficult to imagine. But, for 25.4 million people around the world, it is a terrifying reality.
Product detail: Ikat
World Fair Trade Day is a day where we further promote the fight against poverty in developing countries through equitable treatment, not exploitation, in international trade. At KeapSake, our goal is to elevate these artisans into the global market by connecting them to buyers looking for high quality and beautiful handmade goods.
International Womens Day
We've all heard of ikat, right? Probably because ikat is a near-universal weaving style common to many cultures over centuries. Nowadays, as it was then, versions of ikat can be found everywhere - like indigo it's amazingly trendy for something so ancient.
Artisan Report: Emerge Global
No campaign for women’s equality can ignore the fact that globally 60 per cent of chronically hungry people are women and girls. In many countries it is women who are responsible for feeding their families and, when times are hard, it is women who go without to allow their husbands and children to eat.
Gifts that Give Back
The jewellery made by the resilient girls in our programmes not only paves a way to earn an income for them, but it is also a beautiful tool of awareness; it is empowerment, strength and beauty beaded together. Attached to every bead, is an emotion of its maker......
Rare & Unique - Cow Horn
The gift of giving is a powerful thing, whether you are affecting those in your own village, or people in villages across the world. While it might seem like buying just one gift for somebody is trivial, every gift and donation counts.
Fast Fashion - Far From Ethical
Our Ankole cow horn bowls have just arrived from Uganda - and they are breathtaking! Each piece is one of a kind. Individual from their markings and size to their colour - varying from creamy white to coffee to charcoal black.
Artisan Report: Quazi Design
In the 21st century, the fashion industry is out of control – and so, apparently, are we. We are buying clothes like never before, so many that the average Australian woman wears just a third of what's in her wardrobe.
A Very Modern Problem
Quazi Design is an example of a fair trade, ethical brand that understands that in order to succeed in a growing global marketplace what will set it apart from other artisan lines is unique, stylish designs that appeal to consumers.
The Journey To Friendship
Our recent journey in search of the Ankole Longhorns cows native to Uganda, found us traveling the length of the country (and plodding through swampy ground) to find these ancient, and increasingly elusive creatures.
We are experiencing a growing popularity among consumers for 'cause based' shopping - a preference to purchase products with a social or environmental benefit. It is these values that KeapSake works alongside.