People we’re loving: Rice

Rice is an online shop with a conscience that gives you so much more than hemp trousers and jute shopping bags. SA8000 certified and fully supportive of the UN Global Compact vision, they are first a foremost a socially responsible organisation, but it’s what they sell that really makes them stand out. You won’t find this stuff anywhere else.

Based in Denmark and run by Anglo-french couple Charlotte and Philippe, who were fed up with the hectic pace of Parisian life, with a partner based in Thailand and suppliers dotted all around the world, they have truly eclectic foundations. The bright, warm and happy wares only confirm this, ranging from tablecloths to cushions to candles to picnic boxes. For A/W 2010, Charlotte says, “The colours of the season are pretty cool…jade, peacock green, blue, yellow and raspberry. Velvet fabrics, embroideries and handmade details are both cool and cozy. Our prints are a mix of berries, flowers and peacocks.”

On top of that, this season they are also starting a new collaboration with The Danish Refugee Council, to aid in building and financing a school in Burma/Myanmar and have been busy designing a special range of lunch boxes and melamine products with school prints. For every one sold they will donate 50% of the turnover to the project.

So check out their website, have a listen to their special Rice Song and spread the love.

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