Can you believe it's Friday again already? And you know what that means here, it's time for another Folksy Friday! Last week I got loads of lovely comments on my feature, and I'm really glad you all liked it. It's lovely to see the comments and know that you enjoyed the post!
This week it's the same theme, but a slightly different twist. Instead of several sellers, I'm concentrating on just one - Victoria Brewer Pure Designs.
I have personally ordered from Victoria, and I wasn't disappointed. When I first saw the beautiful delicate earrings she sells I just had to have a pair. As a self confessed paper-a-holic and a lover of beautiful earrings (I wear them most days for work) I couldn't resist her stunning designs.
Aren't they just beautiful? So delicate, you really have to see them to believe the intricacy of her work. I particularly liked the metallic silver edge, as it really gave them an added something and it catches the light in a lovely subtle way.
And the best thing? They are environmentally friendly, which is a huge plus point from my point of view. What more could you ask for? Pretty earrings at a reasonable price that leave your conscience clear!
Ordering from Victoria was a pleasure too, with clear communication from the start, speedy delivery and beautifully packaged (in packaging that could be recycled of course!). I'm sure I'll be back for more soon!
Aren't her products just beautiful? Click the photos above to take a closer look at the beautiful items she offers.
I asked Victoria about the inspiration behind her work and why eco-friendly crafting was so important to her. This is what she had to say;
"If every man would sweep in front of his own steps, the whole world would be clean"
I think this quote from Goethe sums up my attraction to eco-crafting rather beautifully. For me, it's all about personal responsibility and the impact taking responsibility can have on the world. The effect that one person can have is far greater than most people realise. It's surprising what can be accomplished my making even small changes, such as buying fairtrade and organic products. This alone can make a huge difference to so many people around the world.
The World Health Organisation estimates that 20,000 to 40,000 people die from accidental pesticide poisoning each year, most of them in developing countries. It is safe to assume that many of them are cotton farms (PAN-UK-Pesticide Action Network).
We truly are voting for the kind of world we want by how we spend our money. This is why I use fairtrade, organic cotton for my bracelets and as many eco-friendly products as possible in everything I make.
Want to find out more about what Victoria does and the products she offers? You can find her items for sale on the following websites:
Want to keep up with the latest happens are Victoria Brewer Pure Designs? You can find her on both Twitter and Facebook. Why not go and say hello, I'm sure she'd love to hear from you!