“It’s beginning to look a lot like”… October! I know that’s not how the song goes and, yes, we realize Halloween hasn’t even come yet. However, our excitement for the holiday season ahead is bubbling! Who doesn’t love the blanket of leaves embellishing our sidewalks or that crisp chill nipping at your nose once you walk out the door? And I don’t know about your weather, but we’ve already been reaching for layers of thick sweaters, socks, and scarves and positively pumped about it! No complaints.
Though it may be a pinch early for holiday festivity chatter and Christmas music (though some may disagree), shindigs and parties big and small will soon be underway. Nick and I recently moved into a new space and we’ve been thoughtful about how to fill it with meaningful goods. Goods tethered to people and stories and craft. Mainly, we’ve thrifted furniture and larger scale items, but we’ve also enjoyed discovering ethical brands that produce unique pieces for the home.
When Rhonda from Redemption Market reached out for a partnership, we quickly gravitated toward the home décor section on her website. Anybody else? Home décor fanatic? This Arizona-based boutique is brimming with fair trade, ethically made, and sustainable goods. Often times, shopping ethically can feel overwhelming. We get it. How to start? Where to shop? Redemption Market makes finding a variety of thoughtfully curated pieces a simpler (and more enjoyable!) process.
Our choice from this adorable shop? The BADALA Hand Carved Kidogo Utensil Set. With the holiday season inching its way closer and dinner parties taking priority over all other activities, we knew this olive wood utensil set would come in handy and stand out. BADALA is a powerful brand with a mission to provide employment opportunities to women and artisans living in East Africa and Central America. While traveling in Kenya, founder Joelle McNamara, discovered that people were not looking for handouts: they craved opportunity, a chance to work and be self-reliant. BADALA is actively fighting poverty and sex trafficking through empowerment and job security. Though this brand started with a simple jewelry and accessory line, they have since expanded to beautifully crafted home goods.
Whether for a humble salad, bowl of pasta, or hearty Saturday morning scramble, our BADALA Utensil Set has been a welcomed addition to our new home. With an equal pairing of craftsmanship and aesthetics, this set is perfect for your holiday dinner party. (Perhaps even a simple hostess gift!) If you’ve been on the hunt for ethically made home goods or you just need a one-stop-shop for ethical holiday gifts, Redemption Market is well worth perusing!
Note: Thank you, Redemption Market, for gifting us the BADALA Utensil Set to review for this post. For the sake of transparency, we were not compensated for this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own!