Cornwall LivingIssue #79
A one stop shop
Introducing Uneeka’s wonderfully original and fair-trade selection of products.
The stress of Christmas shopping melts away as soon as you walk through the door of Uneeka’s gift shop in Truro. Christmas cards, Christmas paper, Christmas decorations, fairy lights and gifts are all available under one roof, making your Christmas shopping easy. Plus you can get your fix of Christmassy food and drinks from the café upstairs, allowing you to couple your gift search with a warming hazelnut crunch hot chocolate, or a hearty and healthy veggie stew, which certainly sounds like our idea of heaven!
“The stress of Christmas shopping melts away as soon as you walk through the door of Uneeka’s gift shop”
Here at Cornwall Living we particularly love that Uneeka strives to source fair-trade items, and we’ve picked out a selection of these for you to peruse at your leisure. Firstly, the innovative and ever-popular Grow Bars and Seed Balls, making the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in gardening but who doesn’t have masses of space.
Then we have handmade felt tree decorations. Starting from just £2.99, these make great stocking fillers and there’s also a heart-warming story behind them: founded in 2009, the decorations are designed in the UK and made in Nepal by skilled artisans using traditional techniques. By doing this, they promote fair trade with small craft communities while preserving traditional techniques and to make matters even better, they’re made from natural dyes and are biodegradable, too.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without jewellery and the handmade, fair trade jewellery available at Uneeka is simply stunning. Made by the Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre in Kenya – founded in 1969 as a rehabilitation centre for physically disabled people – this range of beautiful jewellery
is made in workshops from brass and
Uneeka covers everything from homeware to accessories, so there’s always plenty to choose from when it comes to fair trade gifts. And if you want a gift on a slightly bigger scale, the selection of Taj recycled leather and jute rugs are beautiful, affordable and part of the Good Weave charity, which aims to eradicate child labour in the carpet industry and supports educational opportunities for children in India. Hand-crafted by adult artisans, these beautiful rugs make a statement in your home and help make the world a better place too.
Another beautiful product made from recycled climbing gear are the Scavenger men’s belts, dog leads and collars, helping owners match their pooch!
"The stress of Christmas shopping melts away as soon as you walk through the door of Uneeka’s gift shop"