You can never have too many throws, blankets and pillows. They are great for keeping cosy and warm in the bedroom or living room when itâ€™s chilly and taking outside to lounge in the sun when the weather is good. At Babame, we have compiled a great range of fairtrade blankets to adorn your sofa or bed with weights to suit every season and colours to suit every decor.
All our blankets, throws and cushions are fairly traded and use sustainably sourced materials including recycled plastic bottles, reclaimed clothing, natural azo-free dyes and warm natural wool. Plus when you buy these stunning products you are supporting sustainable development and the continuation of artisan skills in some of the poorest regions of the world.
Forget faux fur, if you are looking for the ultimate in comfort, warmth and sophisticated ethical style check out the ReSpiin wool throw. These luxurious throws are made from unwanted clothing collected at recycling centres. ReSpiin uses wool and wool mix clothing only with resulting fabric being a minimum of 65 wool 35 other materials (mainly polyester and nylon). The clothing is cleaned, broken down into fibres and spun into yarn. The colour is a result of the original wool fabrics, no dyes are added. And they make cushions to match.
Another super cosy wool option is the Pachamama's Hoxton Rainbow. As coverings go you donâ€™t much snugglier than this plush throw. The hand knitted rainbow striped design has been fleece lined for extra warmth. Keep on the living room sofa to add a bit of rainbow brightness and pull over your knee when itâ€™s time to relax at the end of the day.
The herringbone and diamond weave cotton variety come in loads of gorgeous colours and are such a classic style that they will suit almost any room. Plus they are wonderfully soft and warm enough to snuggle up under or wrap around your shoulders on chilly summer nights. The supplier employs 60 people in a clean modern factory in Delhi. It ensures it delivers above average wages for the area, has a waste recycling programme and supports CRY a charity for homeless children.
We also love the recycled diamond weave blankets. These stunning blankets are made in India where the company pays street children for plastic bottles, both providing much-needed income and dealing with the problem of plastic waste. The bottles are turned into the softest yarn and woven into gorgeous blankets you can machine wash and tumble dry. This makes them perfect if you have children and great to use outside as picnic blankets in the summer months. And they are a really good size. At 130 x 240cm they are big enough for two or to cover a bed.
And if you need a big bedspread the Sanganeri circle sheets work equally well as wall hangings or bed coverings. Combine with decorative pillows to create a sumptuous colourful boudoir. Alternatively, the deep purple or beige heavy woven throw is ideal to add an extra layer of warmth, will cover even a king size bed and is an absolute bargain.
As well as lots of beautiful handmade blankets we also have a great range of scatter cushions. Linen cushion covers to compliment your sofa cushions, cosy wool to cuddle while reading a book and luxurious velvet decorative cushions trimmed with pompoms.
The luxury cotton velvet will make a silky soft addition to any bed or sofa. The colours are rich, and vibrant, just inviting you to nestle in. Perfect for adding a splash of colour to your decor and brightening up your look.
Pachamamaâ€™s cushions are all handcrafted, mainly by women who work from home alongside family and farming commitments. Pachamama builds long-term relationships with their artisans, guaranteeing year-round orders and paying for materials up front to ensure a valuable and sustainable income. And the relationships they have built shows in the quality of the products they produce.
The chunky cable knit cushions are simple, stylish and great to cuddle. Large wooden buttons make them easy to stuff and add to the traditional design. And the simple style shows off the beauty of the sustainably sourced wool. The loopy cushions are a great addition to your favourite chair and the handmade felt covers are all totally unique.
Pachamama specialises in the warmest fleece lined knitwear so if you like to turn the heating down and snuggle up in the evenings or a looking for a cosy cardigan thatâ€™s just as suited to winter dog walks as it is summer camping holidays then make sure to check out the rest of their range.