Feels like Summer!

January 08, 2019

Feels like Summer!

It’s summertime, which means seaside fun and balmy nights. The staff and volunteers at The Hamlin Shop have picked their top 6 products to celebrate your summer in style.


Six for Summer 

Handwoven Oromo Towel

A beach towel is indispensable for summertime beach visits. Hamlin’s stylish towel is hand spun from 100% luxuriously thick cotton ethically made by our Fair Trade supplier in Ethiopia. Four colours to choose from. 



Sisal Shoulder Bag

Woven bags are the quintessential accessory for summer! Our rustic chic Sisal Shoulder Bags are woven from sisal fibres dyed naturally by women from Ukambani, Kenya. Available in Sunset Stripe and Desert.



Soy Tealight Lantern

Our patterned Soy Tealight Lanterns come in a range of colours. Once lit, the candle brightly illuminates the designs creating a beautiful ambience. These would add a spectacular accent to your table setting for summer parties. Handmade by artisans in Esawtini (Swaziland) using the Millefiore (“thousand flowers”) technique.



Handwoven Adi Wrap

Supremely soft and lightweight. These patterned wraps are created using an Ethiopian ‘tibeb’ technique. Our Adi Wraps are woven on a traditional loom from 100% locally sourced cotton and feature hand-knotted tassels at the ends. Perfect for a summer evening. 



Handwoven Takeze Towel

A classic design, these Fairtrade, handwoven towels will make a stylish addition to your couch, bathroom or beach bag. Made from 100% handspun Ethiopian cotton, they are very soft to the touch, and lightweight. 



Zanele Rope Necklace

This beautiful piece of Fair Trade jewellery is lovingly handmade in South Africa. Over 20 women and their families are supported by this project, which brings the vibrant colours and patterns of Africa to life. One necklace can take approximately two days to make. Blue and green colour-ways now on sale.