Bespoke, Handmade Cushions - By One Another Design
These incredible, bespoke decorative pieces designed by One Another Design support talented artisan women living in some of the world's most impoverished and challenging regions.
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The seed for One Another was planted after founders Rick and Annette Carter's trip to India where they had been working with not-for-profit Opportunity International.
After witnessing first-hand the harsh realities of living in poverty, they knew they had to do something. On their return, they decided to do something tangible and embraced the entrepreneurial spirit of the women in India by launching their ethical label One Another.
With backgrounds in graphic design, photography and fashion, Rick and Annette knew they wanted to combine their love of design with the traditional artisan techniques of the women to create products that not only look good but do good!
One Another currently work with four collectives, that combined provides work for over 30 women. These women may have been widowed or have parents too sick to work, so One Another provides fair pay, safe and clean working conditions and the option to work at home, should they need to care for their family. This simple things which we take for granted, empowers the women to rise above poverty to dream new dreams for themselves and their families.
Our range focuses on texture and embraces the unique qualities of producing everything by hand. The perfect embroidery is hand stitched in India, the beautiful loop weaving and woven bowls are from South Africa, the hand loomed wool throws are from near the Nepal border and the braided cushions are hand made by women rescued from trafficking in Bangladesh.
When you buy something from One Another, you're not just buying a cushion or a throw because behind every product is a person and your purchase does make a difference.
They know that they aren't going to change the world but Rick and Annette know that they can change the lives of these women, one cushion, throw and clutch at a time.