Friday, July 28

Introducing Kalinko

I was introduced the homeware brand Kalinko the other week, which is the brainchild of Londoner Sophie Garnier who is now Burma based, working with local artisans to create all the beautiful products in the Kalinko collection.

French For Pineapple Blog - Kalinko - Rattan Butlers Tray


I'll be honest, they had me at Rattan Butler's Tray. I am besotted with this multi-purpose piece, which is every bit as practical as it is beautiful to look at. And I'm torn between leaving it stored in the kitchen, so I can demand a bedside breakfast on it occasionally (hopefully more than just once a year on Mothers Day), or setting it up as a little colonial-style inspired bar in the dining room, with the cute-as matching ice bucket and tongs, that comes in a selection of colours.

French For Pineapple Blog - Kalinko - Rattan Butlers Tray

French For Pineapple Blog - Kalinko - Rattan Butlers Tray


For the purpose of this post, I've gone with the latter as you can see, but I know that if I leave it like this, that my breakfast served bedside is far less likely to happen, so I'll keep you updated on that one.

French For Pineapple Blog - Kalinko - Rattan Butlers Tray


The huge range of rattan accessories is gorgeous, covering everything from tissue boxes to coasters, storage boxes, umbrella stands, and everything in between. Just so many beautiful pieces to choose from. And the jade and mother of pearl spoons are gorgeous!

French For Pineapple Blog - Kalinko - Rattan Butlers Tray

French For Pineapple Blog - Kalinko - Rattan Butlers Tray


Textiles have not been neglected - the cushion collection is also fab. Kalinko not only helps local artisans get their products to a wider audience, but also helps them with a better way of life, allowing them to continue using age-old traditional techniques. They also follow the globally recognised Fair Trade principles.

French For Pineapple Blog - Kalinko - Rattan Butlers Tray

French For Pineapple Blog - Kalinko - Rattan Butlers Tray


French For Pineapple Blog - Kalinko - Rattan Butlers Tray


So go forth and support this lovely business, safe in the knowledge that you're not only getting something to treasure for your home, but are helping to sustain the Burmese artisans that made it too.

Warm fuzzy shopping: the absolute best kind.

French For Pineapple Blog - Kalinko - Rattan Butlers Tray


This post is in collaboration with Kalinko.

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2 comments

  1. I think I'd use the rattan butlers tray as a plant stand ��

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  2. Those jade spoons look amazing. Just browsing their cushion range now, huge selection!

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