Shop a great range of handmade picture frames at babame and frame your favourite memories in stunning ethical fair trade style. We have designs to suit all types of decor from rustic multi-aperture frames and wooden picture frames made from recycled materials to gorgeous eco-friendly vegan leather frames made from recycled cotton rags and paper that make great sustainable gifts.
So whether you are looking for a birthday gift, Christmas gift, gift for mum or simply a new wooden photo frame to add to your collection you can trust that all our fair trade frames are sustainably sourced, ethically traded and have as much of a story to tell as the picture you display in them.
The A4 and A5 size wooden recycled photo frames make great recycled gifts. These wood frames are made from reclaimed materials and are perfect to display artwork, a favourite painting or photos. Each high-quality custom frame will be completely unique as the solid wood used could have come from a chair, skirting board, window or wardrobe. The factory in Jaipur where these wood picture frames are made has a central fireplace where workers can bake bread as well as places to sleep and washing facilities.
The Fairtrade driftwood and pallet frames are also unique gifts perfect for displaying a treasured holiday image or beach snap. Made in the Philippines from recycled pallets and driftwood. Or if you are after a more refined finish the vegan leather frames come in a range of stunning colours to suit every taste. Cleverly crafted from recycled rags and paper these freestanding frames have great eco credentials and can be used portrait or landscape to show off a 4 x 6 print.
The recycled bike chain frames are another great example of â€˜upcyclingâ€™ and make lovely feature pieces. A great gift for bike lovers the range also includes coasters and trivet, tea light holders, clocks and a very friendly recycled bike chain dinosaur. Made by Noahâ€™s Ark in India buying these great personalised gifts will not only add a bit of eco character to your home but is supporting sustainable development and stopping discarded bike chains ending up in a landfill. Win-win.
If you have multiple prints you wish to have on display you could combine a number of frames in different styles to create wall collages or choose one of the multi-picture frames. We love the hand-carved daisy frame which can hold five 4x6 photos, two portraits and three landscape, behind a glass window to display and protect. It has a lovely waxed finish with antique white painted daisies carved as a trim at the bottom. Thereâ€™s also a matching single frame. The combination of which would make a wonderful wedding or anniversary gift, with the classic style meaning they will sit beautifully in almost any home.
The little owl tree frame has space for four small pictures and would look lovely brightening up a sideboard or multitasking as a jewellery stand on your dressing table. And if itâ€™s colour you are after we have some gorgeous rainbow frames to brighten up any corner of your home.
The Abstract Mosaic frame is part of a range of painstakingly handcrafted homeware items made in a fair trade project in Bali. The rainbow colours are just gorgeous and you could even treat yourself to a matching terracotta bowl or wall mirror. The Rainbow spectrum frame is slightly subtler but equally stunning and again you could choose a matching bowl or candle plate to go with it for a really lovely fair trade gift.
And we donâ€™t just sell photo frames at babame. We also have a really lovely range of sustainable, fair trade, handmade photo albums that photographers will love. The paper high recycled sari albums are bright, beautifully made and great for displaying and protecting a whole series of pictures. The pages are acid-free, interleaved with tissue paper and made from recycled unbleached cotton. The super smooth pages are a joy to write on meaning you can add your own captions and annotations to the photos. These albums also make lovely scrapbooks.
If paper made from recycled cotton isnâ€™t quite unusual enough for you. How about elephant dung? Elephant dung is collected, washed and the fibres dried and mixed with recycled paper. The resulting albums, notebooks and stationery sets make wonderfully quirky gifts. The photo albums come in a beautiful presentation box and have a handmade brass elephant motif on the cover.
The largest one can hold 150 photos making it a perfect wedding album or ideal for keeping photos and mementoes from the holiday of a lifetime. And the notebooks would make a really nice guestbook or travel journal.
Not only are all these frames fairly traded, meaning the artisans who make them have received a fair price for the work they do but they are made from mostly reclaimed materials. Each frame has a story to tell and could have been a dress, chest of draws, part of a boat or even a whisky barrel in a former life. The driftwood and bicycle chains might have travelled thousands of miles before ending up in the hands of the skilled craftsmen who have given them a new lease of life.