May 15, 2014


Everyone talks about the weather!

So we had 12cm of snow on the Thursday night.  Temperatures rose above freezing and suddenly we were a shop with a river passing by.  Our first day was a little slow ....

But the word was getting around about our VINTAGE Wall Hanging Shop.

A bit drab on the outside - but take a peak ...
 BUT more than 50 wall hangings to select from (from 12 years old to over 40 years old), having spent their lives in Kazakh Gers in the West of Mongolia.  AND a second room filled with Recycled Wall Hanging products - cushion covers, all sorts of bags and even wrist bands for the more trendy.

Saturday and Sunday brought out the Mary & Martha supporters, all ready to shop till they dropped.  Sales on the Saturday were our 2nd best day ever due to a gentleman from New York bagging 11 wall hangings and many table runners.  Sunday was still an amazing day for May.  The result was a good day for customers, Mary & Martha, and our artisans in this unique supply chain.  AND four charities in Mongolia will now benefit from Mary & Martha donations based on our sales.

Of course we were forced to celebrate WFTD and the start to our summer season.

May 3, 2014

World Fair Trade weekend with Mary & Martha

Spring is in the air and World Fair Trade Day is here next Saturday 10th May - but why just one day?  At Mary & Martha we've extended it over a Friday - Sunday weekend ... in the hope that gradually every day will become a Fair Trade Day.