Fair Trade Textiles

Focalpoint home is offering unique homewares from Tunisia “People want handmade product and appreciate the artisan story and craftsmanship. But only if the products are produced under Fair Trade policies, creating viable, sustainable trades and markets in poverty-stricken and needy communities worldwide”

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Tunisia buying trip

We are very excited to be going to Tunisia on an extended buying trip in May. We are looking to expand our textile range . New foutas,throws and scarves. Our current buyer – Mouna, who we adore ,has been sourcing all our requests for us and we are going to join her at last for our shopping.

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A Little History

Striped fouta are traditionally offered at Tunisian bathhouses. The french fell in love with them and appreciated their multi purpose as a lifestyle towel. From the hammams of North Africa you can now see the fouta in the spas, pools,beaches of France and across Europe and the mediterranean. Sometimes referred to as French towels, hammam towels and spa towels. Whether for beach, spa or everyday use, the beautiful towels have a couple of practical features too. Absorbent woven cotton gets softer the more you use it, doesn’t...

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Ethical Trading

   Focalpoint Home is attentive to the long term development and preservation of the traditional arts. We are supporting the Tunisian Artisans by buying from them directly. If there is no market for the products the artists must find other employment and cease their craft. ‘Focalpoint’ encourages the preservation of the traditional skills by finding new markets for the products. This will have a long term effect of encouraging long term employment. Tunisia’s economy is in transition at present due to political...

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