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These adorable little elephants are designed for keeping your rings safe on their upturned trunks.
Hand made in India from recycled aluminium with your choice of purple, pink or mauve enamel, they are sure to brighten up your bedside table or kitchen (they're great for holding your rings while you wash up!)
The elephants are approx 10cm high and 4cm wide.
In stock - available for immediate despatch
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For more details read our blog post about the scheme.
We are trying to reduce our impact on the environment in as many ways as we can without compromising on customer service and safety.
Where possible we reuse packaging we receive from our suppliers. Our leaflets and paper invoices are 100% recycled paper. Our mailing bags and bubble wrap are either compostable or 100% recycled plastic. Our documents enclosed envelopes are biodegradable. We are on a journey with this and will be making more changes as soon as products become available.
Royal Mail 1st Class delivery costs £3.95 in the UK and the Republic of Ireland for orders up to £20. Delivery to Great Britain and the island of Ireland is free for orders over £20. With free delivery we will normally send your parcels First Class but for heavier or larger items we may have to use Second Class or Parcelforce 48.
We offer a home delivery service in the local area. Home delivery costs £3.50 for orders up to £10 and free for orders £10 and over in the following postcode areas:
YO1, YO8, YO10, YO17, YO19, YO23, YO24, YO26, YO30,, YO32, YO41-43, YO51, YO60-61, HU15, DN14, LS24-25
We are sorry that we are no longer able to offer delivery to addresses outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
We are confident that you will be delighted with your purchase, however to ensure that you are completely satisfied All's Fair offers a "no quibbles" 28-day returns policy.
If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason then you can return it to us for a refund or replacement.
For more details see our Returns & Refunds page.
Namaste UK hold a special place in our hearts here at Accessory Fair, as they were the first fair trade supplier we bought from when we started the company. In fact, for the first year we were in existence, Namaste were the only brand we stocked!
The good folks from Skipton are still our largest supplier, providing us with superb fair trade Namaste bags (handbags, messengers, shoulder bags and shoppers), as well as fantastic scarves, hats, bracelets, necklaces and winter woolies.
What Namaste UK say about themselves…
Namaste was inspired by a journey through India in 1995 on reconditioned ex-Indian Army Enfield Bullet motorbikes. Founder Sam Brummitt, his sister and her partner travelled to India for a quick visit that turned into a six month adventure. Sleeping under the stars most nights by the side of the road they quickly developed a passion for this most amazing sub-continent and especially the warm, friendly and hospitable people they met. One day in Rajasthan, they got into conversation with the owner of a small textile business who suggested they went back home to England and started a business. Today Ganpat is a lifelong friend and is still one of Namaste's key suppliers.
Lives were changed by this chance encounter and a business was started which was named Namaste after the greeting which was so often extended to them. Some say it simply means "Hello," but a better translation, perhaps, is "I greet the spirit within you."
At the core of Namaste UK are our suppliers with whom we work very closely. Our criteria for passing them as fair trade producers, and hence suitable business partners, are based on international fair trade guidelines.
You can see our full range of Namaste bags, scarves, bracelets, necklaces and hats here...
These products are made in India from 100% recycled aluminium, saving 90% of the energy when compared to using new aluminium from bauxite.
The spent aluminium products are melted down and poured into moulds created in sand - this is a time-honoured tradition in this area of India.
Once cooled, the sand mould is removed, the aluminium is polished and the enamel is applied by hand. Finally a food safe lacquer is applied.
The supplier in Northern India was established by two brothers in 1992 and now employs over 100 men and women on permanent contracts all working in-house.
Nobody under 18 is employed and men and women are paid the same. In addition, and unusually for India, sick pay, paid breaks and contributions to children's education are part of the system here.
Safe for cold foods.
Not dishwasher safe.
Customers are advised not to display these products on window sills or in conservatories as colours may fade in direct sunlight.
We are a small home based business.
We keep all stock at home, so when you place an order, we don't have to travel to collect or package your items. It's all done in our home office.
We package the majority of our goods in recycled plastic mailing bags. Originally we started doing this to protect against rainwater, but now it means you have the option to disinfect the package when it arrives in your home.
We have been strictly observing the government's advice and have been socially distancing - staying in apart from for essential trips - since 16 March.
As far as we can be sure, nobody who lives in or has visited our home has been ill since the outbreak hit the UK.
We use the Royal Mail and very occasionally Parcelforce for deliveries. We have a "Drop & Go" account so we don't have to wait in line or get within 2 metres of anyone when we post out your goods. As long as our local post offices are open, and we remain well, we will get your orders out. Like a lot of essential services, the Royal Mail is under pressure with staff self-isolating, so your parcel may not arrive as quickly as you would normally expect, None of this is normal, but we'll get through it together.
Artisans and producers in low income countries rely on fair trade to support their families. Fair trade has helped build some resilience into the communities we help in the form of better hygiene and sanitation, better nutrition and healthcare support. Most of the countries where our goods originate have banned exports and imports to limit the spread of the virus. This means workers are unable to get their work to us, and in some cases their workshops are closed. Our suppliers are continuing to pay for and place orders to keep their producers going through what we hope is a very short-lived period in our lives. In contrast, high street fashion companies in the UK have cancelled $1.5bn in orders with garment factories in Bangladesh, putting thousands of low paid women out of work.
The need for fair trade has never been clearer. Thank you for your support and stay safe and well.
We have received the "Good To Go" mark from National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Read more about it in our blogpost
We are confident that you will be delighted with your purchase, however to ensure that you are completely satisfied Accessory Fair offers a "no quibbles" 14-day returns policy.
For more details see our Returns & Refunds page.
We realise that our normal 14-day returns period isn't much use if you're buying a Christmas present for someone a month before the big day. What if they don't like it, or it doesn't fit??
For this reason we have extended our standard returns period for Christmas gifts, and you now have until the 8th January 2021 to return any gifts that you have purchased.
And don't forget that this is a 'no quibbles' guarantee - so if, for any reason, it isn't suitable, feel free to send it back to us for a refund or replacement.
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