When it comes to decorating your house, it’s the little details that can make all the difference. Next time you are looking to make your surroundings stand out, check out some handmade items that can add that special touch. Also, tune into Daybreak Colorado this Weds to see us talk about them!
African Market Baskets
African Market Baskets works directly with artisans in Bolgatanga, Ghana and are wholeheartedly devoted to creating a positive experience for all involved. Each basket is carefully woven by hand by expert basket weavers. Proceeds from the sale of each of these beautiful, colorful baskets help to provide healthcare, education and financial support to over 1,000 African villagers and their children. www.africanmarketbaskets.com
Ūsful Glassworks was founded in 2008 to fulfill a social, environmental, and economic need in the community. They help the underserved build work maturity while repurposing empty wine, beer, and spirit bottles into reusable handmade glass products. Products range from glasses, to lanterns and everything in between. Best of all, they provide valuable job and vocational training to those in the community who need a little help including reformed offenders, refugees, homeless, at-risk youth, veterans and low-income seniors. www.usfulglass.com
AREAWARE is a Williamsburg, Brooklyn based producer of everyday objects that are functional and unusual. Their goal is to create thoughtful products that inspire an emotional response. They also create a forum for young and local talent to help become a strong voice for American design. They believe that appreciation for beauty is central to what it means to be alive and want to embody this principle in even the simplest things. Their fun and functional Fuana Cushion Pillows are made from organic cotton and feature carefully silkscreened animal images that are done by hand. www.areaware.com
Hand-poured Natural Candles
Hand-poured natural candles are typically great in two different ways. First, they often incorporate recycled materials, and second, they often utilize 100% natural soy or beeswax and high-quality scents. This means that the candle can burn longer and it smells better and less toxic. Some of our favorite handmade finds are by Tru Melange and Big Dippers Waxworks.