At BOHO Homes, their vision is to have a maximum impact on lives, while minimising the impact on the planet. They are a brand that curates the ethical choices for your home, so that you have the choice to decorate with products that bring joy to you and to the people who have made them. This is something we can totally get on board with!
Established by Tullika Bhalla, BOHO Homes’ goal is to find incredible, qualitative ethical products that simultaneously provide maximum support to artisans and social enterprises. They are, themselves, a certified social enterprise and a multi-country project launched with strong beliefs in Fairtrade. They believe that trade can empower lives and, as such, they work with social enterprises, small scale artisans and other Fairtrade suppliers to find products that are beautiful, practical and unique. Where required, they also provide need based support to enable the production, which enables them to empower artisans & other marginalised small producers to gain skills and confidence. This leads to economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their local community.
Their products range from organic cotton tote bags & table linens that have been made by disabled people to hand painted wooden home accessories that have been made by traditional artisans. Each product tells a story, with each product being as unique and handmade as can be even though the driving factors behind their product choices are colour and design.
What we love most is that BOHO Homes uses off-cuts, recycled paper, sustainable wood and leftover material to redesign & create pretty home accessories & gifts where possible, further encouraging the recycling of packaging and the local sourcing of raw materials.
So, why does BOHO Homes do what they do?
It’s for their customers, suppliers and themselves; they want to provide ethical choices to their customers that will empower them to make the right decisions for their home, encourage their suppliers to grow their business ethically and get them in a position where they are able to provide funding for the community projects they are involved in and, last but not least, to be a dependable link that is able to empower the marginalised and differently abled.