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This charming love heart is hand-made of soapstone, coloured blue and has the words ‘Baby Boy’ along with small swirls and dots carved into it. This lovely heart would help you make a nice little effort by giving it to some-one who just gave birth to a little baby boy, enclosed in an envelope or part of a bigger present and is the perfect size to carry around in purses and pockets. This fantastic soapstone heart measures approximately 4cm x 4.5cm. How buying this item supports the WWF - Our supplier gives a percentage from each sale to the WWF, which is covered in the trade price we pay them. The supplier then absorbs the royalties paid to WWF so we can still offer these beautiful hand-made and fair trade items to you at a good price. The more we sell the more we order and the more will then get donated. It is a great privilege for Avena to support such a well-respected and world-renowned conservation and environmental charity as the WWF and to help disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to assist them to trade out of poverty. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Baby Boy Blue Soapstone Heart.

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This charming love heart is hand-made of soapstone, coloured pink and has the words ‘Baby Girl’ along with small hearts carved into it. This lovely heart would help you make a nice little effort by giving it to some-one who just gave birth to a little baby girl, enclosed in an envelope or part of a bigger present and is the perfect size to carry around in purses and pockets. This fantastic soapstone heart measures approximately 4cm x 4.5cm. How buying this item supports the WWF - Our supplier gives a percentage from each sale to the WWF, which is covered in the trade price we pay them. The supplier then absorbs the royalties paid to WWF so we can still offer these beautiful hand-made and fair trade items to you at a good price. The more we sell the more we order and the more will then get donated. It is a great privilege for Avena to support such a well-respected and world-renowned conservation and environmental charity as the WWF and to help disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to assist them to trade out of poverty. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Baby Girl Pink Soapstone Heart.

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These charming love hearts are hand-made of soapstone, coloured blue and have the words ‘Best Friends Forever’ along with small circles and dots carved into them. These lovely hearts would help you make a nice little effort by giving them to your best friend on any occasion. These fantastic soapstone hearts measure approximately 4cm x 4.5cm each and come packaged in a card gift box with clear plastic over the hearts making them visible without opening the box. How buying this item supports the WWF - our supplier gives a percentage from each sale to the WWF, which is covered in the trade price we pay them. The supplier then absorbs the royalties paid to WWF so we can still offer these beautiful hand-made and Fair Trade items to you at a good price. The more we sell the more we order and the more will then get donated. It is a great privilege for Avena to support such a well-respected and world-renowned conservation and environmental charity as the WWF and to help disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to assist them to trade out of poverty. Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Best Friends Forever Set of 3 Hearts in Gift Box.

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This solid marble elephant is coloured mostly black with hints of whites and greys and would make a great addition to any home placed on a shelf, windowsill, mantelpiece, table or even on the kitchen counter. The marble of this highly collectable elephant was formed over thousands of years in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains and only the highest quality stones are selected. The highly polished finish makes this decorative marble elephant a delightful gift at an affordable price. This smooth marble elephant measures H6.5cm x W3.5cm x L8cm. This is a natural stone product and the shade and/or pattern can vary from stone to stone and from delivery to delivery. We always choose the best quality stones from reputable importers we have met and trust but can’t photograph every piece as they come in and change them as they sell so we try to keep an image on the site that is a good example of that item. If you have any questions regarding a natural stone item, please contact us and we would be happy to help. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Black & White Marble Elephant.

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This solid marble turtle is coloured mostly black with hints of whites and greys and would make a great addition to any home placed on a shelf, windowsill, mantelpiece, table or even on the kitchen counter. The marble of this highly collectable turtle was formed over thousands of years in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains and only the highest quality stones are selected. The highly polished finish makes this decorative marble turtle a delightful gift at an affordable price. This smooth marble turtle measures H3.5cm x W6.5cm x L8cm. This is a natural stone product and the shade and/or pattern can vary from stone to stone and from delivery to delivery. We always choose the best quality stones from reputable importers we have met and trust but can’t photograph every piece as they come in and change them as they sell so we try to keep an image on the site that is a good example of that item. If you have any questions regarding a natural stone item, please contact us and we would be happy to help. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Black & White Marble Turtle.

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This simple but elegant black gift box is the perfect way to perk up any smaller gift such as palm stones, crystals, jewellery and fossils etc. Plus, it saves you time and effort using wrapping paper and cello tape. This plain box can be re-used and is also ideal for you to write a personal message on for the recipient. This plain black box comes with a black foam insert and measures H2.5cm x W8.5cm. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Black Gift Box with Foam Insert Flat Square.

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This solid marble cat is coloured mostly black with hints of whites and greys and would make a great addition to any home placed on a shelf, windowsill, mantelpiece, table or even on the kitchen counter. The marble of this highly collectable cat was formed over thousands of years in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains and only the highest quality stones are selected. The highly polished finish makes this decorative marble cat a delightful gift at an affordable price. This smooth marble cat measures H8cm x W4cm x L6cm. This is a natural stone product and the shade and/or pattern can vary from stone to stone and from delivery to delivery. We always choose the best quality stones from reputable importers we have met and trust but can’t photograph every piece as they come in and change them as they sell so we try to keep an image on the site that is a good example of that item. If you have any questions regarding a natural stone item please contact us and we would be happy to help. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Black Marble Cat.

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This stunning high quality polished egg cup is made of black marble with lovely patterns of black and white, is very smooth to the touch and would make a fantastic addition to any home. This decorative black marble egg cup measures H5cm x W5cm and would make the ideal gift as a housewarming present. It  would also make a cracking addition to an existing marble collection. Please note that as marble is a naturally formed product each piece may vary slightly in colour and pattern from the picture shown. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Black Marble Egg Cup.

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Originally used by pharmacists and doctors in ancient times, the pestle and mortar is now a vital tool used in preparing ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder. This gorgeous pestle and mortar has been carved from black marble and is beautifully polished. This item can be used in the kitchen to aid in the preparation of meals by grinding herbs with ease. It can be used in your own kitchen, or equally would make the perfect housewarming gift for a friend or family member who is a lover of stone items. The pestle measures H8cm x W3.5cm, the mortar is H7cm x 6.5cm and they come packaged in a plain card box. This is a natural stone product and the shade and/or pattern can vary from item to item. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Black Marble Pestle & Mortar.

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A high quality round, solid marble tealight holder.  This is a beautiful piece which is highly polished so is very smooth and cool to the touch.  It has a heavy and solid feel adding to the high quality of this product.  Stunning black, grey and white marble effect patterns make this ideal as an ornate piece.  Designed to hold one tealight candle. Candle holder is approx 7cm in diameter.  We also have a larger tall candle holder in this range.

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A high quality solid marble tealight candle holder. This is a beautiful piece which is highly polished so is very smooth and cool to the touch. It has a heavy and solid feel adding to the high quality of this product. Stunning black, grey and white marble effect patterns make this ideal as an ornate piece. Ideal for holding one tealight candle. Candle holder is approx 8cm tall and 5cm in diameter. We also have a small round candle holder in this range here

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This charming love heart is hand-made of soapstone, coloured black and has the words ‘Thank You’ along with small swirls and dots carved into it. This lovely heart would help you make a nice little effort by giving it to a loved one on a birthday or on any occasion as a little thank you enclosed in an envelope or part of a bigger present and is the perfect size to carry around in purses and pockets. This fantastic soapstone heart measures approximately 4cm x 4.5cm. How buying this item supports the WWF - Our supplier gives a percentage from each sale to the WWF, which is covered in the trade price we pay them. The supplier then absorbs the royalties paid to WWF so we can still offer these beautiful hand-made and fair trade items to you at a good price. The more we sell the more we order and the more will then get donated. It is a great privilege for Avena to support such a well-respected and world-renowned conservation and environmental charity as the WWF and to help disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to assist them to trade out of poverty. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Black Thank You Soapstone Heart.

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This charming blue egg is hand-made of soapstone and decorated with orange polkadots and comes with a free egg stand for easy display. This eye-catching egg comes packaged in a plain black gift box making it the perfect gift idea for any occasion and the box can be re-used as storage of coins, buttons, hair clips etc. This wonderful soapstone heart measures approximately 6cm x 4.5cm with the gift box measuring H6cm x W10cm.

All our Fair Tade Kissi Soapstone products come with an information card telling the recipient a little about the product.

Please note that as these items are all hand made they can vary slightly from piece to piece. The colours can differ and not all the etchings will be exact to the photos shown on our web site. This means they are unique pieces but as we are never sent anything of a poor quality meaning we are sure you will love the item sent, as the differences are only ever slight. We also like to think a unique Fair Trade and hand made product makes for a nicer gift. Also on egg items the egg stand may be a different colour to the image as we buy these in mixed bulk colours. They are available to buy separately on the site or if you want a specific colour please contact us to let us know.

The Product

The Kisii Soapstone is mined in south Kenya, not far from Lake Victoria. Once mined it can vary in colour but is a soft stone and easy to handle. It’s firstly cut into manageable blocks and then grated and rasped to the final shapes by the artisans. Each piece is sanded to get the quality finish and then dyed to the required colour/s. Patterns are incised with a very sharp knife by skilled workers and finally the item in polished with a natural wax to create a beautiful finish.

Fair Trade and Environmental Policy

The aim is to buy high quality, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products from disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to help people trade out of poverty.

Our importer of the Kisii Soapstone items works with individual artisans, co-operatives and small businesses across the developing world. They are recognised by BAFTS, the British Association for Fair Trade Shops, as a fair trade importer. They make advance payments for materials to help suppliers buy raw materials and this ensures that the producers don’t have to take on debts in order to complete our orders and regular inspections to check that Fair Trade standards are adhered to.

They also ensure that the workers are paid a fair price for the goods made. They also strive to make sure that men and women are paid the same rate while also aiming to ensure that no children under the age of 16 are involved in the production of any products. Another progression is that home workers produce many of these items, which provides them with a useful additional income whilst allowing them to look after their homes and families.

Regarding the Environmental Policy. All these items are hand-made so no machinery or energy is used in the making of the products. Our importer does not air freight any of these items and they are imported in by sea to reduce the carbon footprint further. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Blue Egg with Orange Polkadots in Gift Box with Stand Fair Trade. 

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A beautiful natural stone Buddha cut from carnelian which is said to lift the emotions and give courage. The Buddha is highly polished and smooth to the touch. The Buddha is the ultimate symbol of happiness, wealth and good fortune. Buddha's belly is said to signify bountiful wealth and prosperity and by stroking it, it is believed to bring much good luck. The laughing Buddha must always be invited into his new home, resulting in positive Chi bringing great happiness. Always place your Buddha in a position of honour and never on the floor. He can be positioned in any room of the house, place of work or office etc. but avoid bathrooms and toilets. Carnelian Buddha is 50mm tall and 50mm wide. This is a natural stone product and the shade and/or pattern can vary from stone to stone and from delivery to delivery. We always choose the best quality stones from reputable importers we have met and trust but can’t photograph every piece as they come in and change them as they sell so we try to keep an image on the site that is a good example of that item. If you have any questions regarding a natural stone item please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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Specially selected glass multicoloured pebbles packed in a re-usable plastic jar that contains 100 pebbles.

These colourful pebbles would make the perfect addition to any display and would look cracking in a bowl or at the bottom of a vase full of flowers.

Why not treat yourself to a jar colourful pebbles for a great value especially when purchased as part of our ‘Any 4 for £9.99’ offer? © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Coloured Glass Pebbles 100’s in Jar.  

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This charming love heart is hand-made of soapstone, coloured black and has the words ‘Congratulations’ along with small circles and dots carved into it. This lovely heart would help you make a nice little effort by giving it to a loved one in an envelope or part of a bigger present and is the perfect size to carry around in purses and pockets. This fantastic soapstone heart measures approximately 4cm x 4.5cm. How buying this item supports the WWF - Our supplier gives a percentage from each sale to the WWF, which is covered in the trade price we pay them. The supplier then absorbs the royalties paid to WWF so we can still offer these beautiful hand-made and fair trade items to you at a good price. The more we sell the more we order and the more will then get donated. It is a great privilege for Avena to support such a well-respected and world-renowned conservation and environmental charity as the WWF and to help disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to assist them to trade out of poverty. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Congratulations Black Soapstone Heart.

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This fantastic gift box of fossils contains a plaster block with real fossils inside, along with a digging tool, a brush, a hammer and a magnifying glass making it the perfect gift idea for children. Children can use the hammer, the digging tool and the brush to dig their own fossils out of the plaster block and once they have cleaned them they can examine them with the magnifying glass and store them in the black pouch provided. Digging into the block the children may find a piece of nautiloid, shark tooth, ammonite, brachiopod, fossil clam or crinoid stem. This fantastic set of fossils comes in a decorative gift box making it the perfect gift idea for birthdays and Christmas or just for fun learning. Why not pair this fantastic set up with a ‘Study of Fossils Booklet’ that allows the children to learn more about the minerals they dig out. Click here for information. The box measures 10cm x 15.5cm wide. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Dig Your Own Fossils Box Large.

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This fantastic gift box of fossils contains a plaster block with real fossils inside, along with a digging tool and a brush, making it the perfect gift idea for children. The children can use the digging tool and the brush to dig their own fossils out of the plaster block and once they have cleaned them they can store them in the black pouch provided. Digging into the block the children may find a piece of nautiloid, shark tooth, ammonite, brachiopod, fossil clam or crinoid stem. This fantastic set of fossils comes in a decorative gift box making it the perfect gift idea for birthdays and Christmas or just for fun learning. Why not pair this fantastic set up with a ‘Study of Fossils Booklet’ that allows the children to learn more about the minerals they dig out. Click here for information. The box measures 10cm tall and 8cm x 4cm wide. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Dig Your Own Fossils Gift Box.

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This fantastic gift box of minerals contains a plaster block with real minerals inside along with a digging tool and a brush, making it the perfect gift idea for children. The children can use the digging tool and the brush to dig their own minerals out of the plaster block and once they have cleaned their stones they can store them in the black pouch provided. Digging into the block the children may find a piece of tiger’s eye, howlite, rose quartz, amethyst or pyrite. This fantastic set of minerals comes in a decorative gift box making it the perfect gift idea for birthdays and Christmas or just for fun learning. Why not pair this fantastic set up with a rock & mineral information card that allows the children to learn more of the minerals they dig out. Click here for information. The box measures 10cm tall and 8x4cm wide. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Dig Your Own Minerals Gift Box.

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This fantastic mini elephant is carved from onyx with a polished finish and smooth touch. The elephant is free standing and measures 3cms high. Onyx is formed over thousands of years, mostly in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. Onyx forms in parallel bands with a variety of colours, mainly greens and browns, and it is often used for carving. Please note that as onyx is a naturally formed product each piece may vary slightly in colour and pattern from the picture shown.

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These charming coloured elephant tea light candle holders are hand-made of soapstone in Kenya and decorated with carved circles and dots which make these lovely holders very decorative and eye-catching. These fantastic candle holders would make the perfect gift idea for someone who is a lover of elephants and for those who love to enjoy the flickering tea light in the evenings. These wonderful elephants would make a great decoration placed anywhere in the home and measure approximately 9.5cm long and 5cm in diameter. Our supplier’s aim is to buy high quality, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products from disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to help people trade out of poverty. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Elephant Soapstone Tea Light Holder Fair Trade.

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Surprise your loved ones with a piece of pirates’ gold as a small gesture or as part of a bigger gift! These lustrous stones have often been mistaken for gold, but are actually a type of iron mineral. Because of this, it is commonly known as 'fools' gold'. This resemblance has made it the symbol of money and good luck. Does it work? Wear one, carry one with you, have them in your house or take one to bed to find out for yourself. All our stones are fantastic quality, rich in colour, smooth and polished. The average stone measures H2cm x W3.5cm but this does vary slightly as each stone is a unique and natural shape. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Fool’s Gold Rock.

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These lustrous stones have often been mistaken for gold, but are actually a type of iron mineral. Because of this it is commonly known as 'fools' gold'. This resemblance has made it the symbol of money and good luck. Does it work? Wear one, carry one with you, have them in your house or take one to bed to find out. All our stones are fantastic quality, rich in colour, smooth and polished. The average stone is 20-30mm but this does vary slightly as each is a unique natural shape and they make a fantastic gift idea.

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This box of assorted fossils is crammed full of interesting specimens such as brachiopods, shark teeth, trilobites and crinoids, they are a great introduction to the world of fossils and the start of a collection. This box is suitable for a gift or simply to treat yourself. The box measures 7.5cms long, 5cms wide and 3cms deep. It is very popular with kids in our shop and is a great educational gift but does contain small parts and isn’t suitable for very young children.

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These cheeky little bugs were created using fossils and have been finished with legs and wobbly eyes giving them a bit of personality. The fossils used to make these charming bugs include interesting specimens like brachiopods, crinoids, corals and clams etc. Each bug is presented in a clear gift case and they have all been given names such as Zebedee the Clam, Claudia the Coral etc. Fossils are remains of animals and plants that lived a very long time ago. When they died, their bones, shells, seeds and leaves were buried in mud or sand and over time slowly turned into stone. Fossils tell us which animals and plants lived at different times and how these evolved into the ones we see today. This fantastic set of five fossil bugs would make a cracking gift idea for someone who is a lover of fossils. The clear plastic cases measure L4cm x W3cm x H2cm. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Fossil Bugs in Display Gift Cases 5 Pack.

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This fascinating collection of fossils is a wonderful starter kit for a budding enthusiast. They come in a great presentation box containing information cards for each fossil and a small magnifier to enhance detail and inspire an interest in evolution. Each set contains a cut and polished ammonite, a devil’s toenail (gryphaea), fossil sea urchin, nautiloid, fossil shark tooth and magnifier. Fossils are remains of animals and plants that lived a very long time ago. When they died, their bones, shells, seeds and leaves were buried in mud or sand and over time slowly turned into stone. Fossils tell us which animals and plants lived at different times and how these evolved into the ones we see today. Although very popular with kids and a great educational gift these products are not toys and are not suitable for children under 36 months as they may contain small parts and sharp edges. 

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Fossils are somewhat of a window into the world long before the dawn of mankind. Now you can allow your child to embrace his inner archaeologist and let his imagination delve deep into the planet's history with our 'Fossil Hunter's Chest'. Containing a number of authentic fossils, including Brachiopod, Ammonite, Gastropod and Fossil Shark Teeth, an identification sheet and a magnifying glass, this chest is a must have for any young fossil enthusiast. Contained in a beautifully crafted Red chest with black and purple patterning on it, and measuring at H5.5cm x W7cm x D7cm; The Fossil Hunter's Chest is the ideal gift for a child with a growing interest in fossils . © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Fossil Hunter's Chest

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This solid fossil stone sphere is coloured mostly black with hints of whites and greys and would make a great addition to any home placed on a shelf, windowsill, mantelpiece, table or even on the kitchen counter. This highly polished sphere is approximately 3.5cm, they sit nicely on our egg stands for display or are a perfect fit in our drawstring pouches for safe storage or for a gift. The wonderful thing about spheres is that they emit energy equally in all directions. This allows the natural energy to fill and circulate in the environment it is positioned. Spheres can also be used in a similar way to a worry stone, you can easily carry them in your pocket or bag taking advantage of the energy given off all day as the sphere is nearby or by holding or massaging in the hand. Two spheres rotated in one hand are very soothing and act in the same way solid stress balls do. They have a wide range of other mystical uses being closely related to and used as crystal balls as well as in massage and other therapies. This is a natural stone product and the shade and/or pattern can vary from stone to stone and from delivery to delivery. We always choose the best quality stones from reputable importers we have met and trust but can’t photograph every piece as they come in and change them as they sell so we try to keep an image on the site that is a good example of that item. If you have any questions regarding a natural stone item please contact us and we would be happy to help. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Fossil Stone Sphere.

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This fantastic case of fossils includes a piece each of gastropod, more commonly known as snails; a crinoid stem, which were marine animals attached to the bottom of the sea; an ammonite which were ancient molluscs similar to the modern squid or octopus; a white clam, which is the largest living bivalve mollusc; a nautiloid, which was the ancestor of all other cephalopods and a piece of shark tooth. This decorative set of fossils would make the perfect gift idea for someone to start a collection and would also make a cracking addition to an existing fossil collection. The case of which the fossils are kept is approximately 8cm long, 5cm wide and 1.5cm tall. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Fossils in Mini Display Case.

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This fantastic mini frog is carved from onyx with a polished finish and smooth touch. The frog is free standing and measures 3.5cm long. Onyx is formed over thousands of years, mostly in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. An onyx forms in parallel bands with a variety of colours mainly greens and browns, and it is often used for carving. Please note that as onyx is a naturally formed product each piece may vary slightly in colour and pattern from the picture shown.

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This stunning soapstone lantern candle holder is hand-made in Kenya with a lot of attention to detail, polished and dyed champagne grey and finished with beautiful etchings inscribed in it by skilled artisans. This fair-trade candle holder measures approximately H4.5cm x W7.5cm and comes with a complementary information card. Stone sculptures have been carved in Kiisi, Kenya for over 60 years by carvers working in small groups. Each wonderfully etched stone ornament is unique and would make a perfect addition to any home. Our supplier’s aim is to buy high quality, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products from disadvantaged producers from across the developing world to help people trade out of poverty. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Grey Lantern Soapstone Candle Holder. 

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This charming love heart is hand-made of soapstone, coloured grey and has the words ‘Happy Anniversary’ along with small circles and dots carved into it. This lovely heart would help you make a nice little effort by giving it to a loved one in an envelope or part of a bigger present and is the perfect size to carry around in purses and pockets. This fantastic soapstone heart measures approximately 4cm x 4.5cm. How buying this item supports the WWF - Our supplier gives a percentage from each sale to the WWF, which is covered in the trade price we pay them. The supplier then absorbs the royalties paid to WWF so we can still offer these beautiful hand-made and fair trade items to you at a good price. The more we sell the more we order and the more will then get donated. It is a great privilege for Avena to support such a well-respected and world-renowned conservation and environmental charity as the WWF and to help disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to assist them to trade out of poverty. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Happy Anniversary Grey Soapstone Heart.

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This charming pebble is hand-made of soapstone and decorated with the word ‘Happy Birthday’. This eye-catching egg comes packaged in a plain black gift box making it the perfect gift idea for anyone for their birthday and the box can be re-used as storage of coins, buttons, hair clips etc. This wonderful soapstone pebble measures approximately 5.5cm x 4.5cm with the gift box measuring H6cm x W10cm.


All our Fair Tade Kissi Soapstone products come with an information card telling the recipient a little about the product.
Please note that as these items are all hand made they can vary slightly from piece to piece. The colours can differ and not all the etchings will be exact to the photos shown on our web site. This means they are unique pieces but as we are never sent anything of a poor quality meaning we are sure you will love the item sent, as the differences are only ever slight. We also like to think a unique Fair Trade and hand made product makes for a nicer gift. Also on egg items the egg stand may be a different colour to the image as we buy these in mixed bulk colours. They are available to buy separately on the site or if you want a specific colour please contact us to let us know.


The Product
The Kisii Soapstone is mined in south Kenya, not far from Lake Victoria. Once mined it can vary in colour but is a soft stone and easy to handle. It’s firstly cut into manageable blocks and then grated and rasped to the final shapes by the artisans. Each piece is sanded to get the quality finish and then dyed to the required colour/s. Patterns are incised with a very sharp knife by skilled workers and finally the item in polished with a natural wax to create a beautiful finish.


Fair Trade and Environmental Policy
The aim is to buy high quality, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products from disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to help people trade out of poverty.
Our importer of the Kisii Soapstone items works with individual artisans, co-operatives and small businesses across the developing world. They are recognised by BAFTS, the British Association for Fair Trade Shops, as a fair trade importer. They make advance payments for materials to help suppliers buy raw materials and this ensures that the producers don’t have to take on debts in order to complete our orders and regular inspections to check that Fair Trade standards are adhered to.
They also ensure that the workers are paid a fair price for the goods made. They also strive to make sure that men and women are paid the same rate while also aiming to ensure that no children under the age of 16 are involved in the production of any products. Another progression is that home workers produce many of these items, which provides them with a useful additional income whilst allowing them to look after their homes and families.
Regarding the Environmental Policy. All these items are hand-made so no machinery or energy is used in the making of the products. Our importer does not air freight any of these items and they are imported in by sea to reduce the carbon footprint further. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Happy Birthday Large Pebble in Gift Box with Stand Fair Trade.

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The Heart Chakra, also known as Anahata, is one of seven Chakras of the body that are said to stabilise our soul and internal balance. The seven Chakras originate in India and are referenced in texts as far back as 1500BC. The Heart Chakra focuses on the aiding and growth of love, increasing compassion and altruism. This attractive stone medallion comes in a beautiful shade of green with the symbol of the Heart Chakra painted on it. This medallion is perfect for those who wish to becoming more loving and kind. Along with coming in a neat little black pouch, it can be kept by the bedside table, in a pocket, or carried around in a bag or a purse. This Medallion measures at 3.5cm in diameter and is part of our 4 for £9.99 offer! © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Heart Chakra Medallion in Black Pouch
 

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Selenite or ‘mineral gypsum’ is found on large salt plains and is created just beneath the surface. The word selenite comes from the Greek ‘selenites’ meaning moon stone or moon rock. Gemstone hearts are cut and highly polished natural semi-precious stones and come in a wide range of shapes and varieties of stone. Each has their unique properties and are ideal to use as a worry stone, or for keeping in your hand, pocket or bag wherever you go, they can be placed under your pillow at night, used for meditation or chakra healing, simply as a way to collect some wonderful semi-precious stones or as an ideal gift idea they fit perfectly into our mini drawstring pouches. This selenite gemstone heart is approximately H6cm x W5cm. This is a natural stone product and the shade and/or pattern can vary from stone to stone and from delivery to delivery. We always choose the best quality stones from reputable importers we have met and trust but can’t photograph every piece as they come in and change them as they sell so we try to keep an image on the site that is a good example of that item. If you have any questions regarding a natural stone item, please contact us and we would be happy to help. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Heart Large Selenite. 

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These charming coloured hippo tea light candle holders are hand-made of soapstone in Kenya and decorated with carved circles and dots which make these lovely holders very decorative and eye-catching. These fantastic candle holders would make the perfect gift idea for someone who is a lover of hippos and for those who love to enjoy the flickering tea light in the evenings. These wonderful hippos would make a great decoration placed anywhere in the home and measure approximately 9.5cm long and 5cm in diameter. Our supplier’s aim is to buy high quality, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products from disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to help people trade out of poverty. © Please do not copy text. Avena product description – Hippo Soapstone Tea Light Holder Fair Trade.

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Howlite is a wonderful deep blue colour and is said to eliminate rage and calm violent, uncontrolled anger. It is also believed to be good for teeth and bones. Crystals or healing gemstones have been used throughout history for their healing qualities and beauty. Many people believe that each stone emits a certain energy which can have a beneficial effect on your wellbeing. Does it work? Wear one, carry one with you, have them in your house or take one to bed to find out. All our stones are fantastic quality, rich in colour, smooth and polished. The average stone is 20-30mm but this does vary slightly as each is a unique natural shape and they make a fantastic gift idea.

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A very beautiful marble effect heart shaped stone. The stone is highly polished making it extremely smooth and with a gorgeous gleaming shine to it. A perfect gift, perhaps as a romantic gesture or ideal for anyone who is a fan of polished stones. The heart is approx 4cm wide, however, due to the stone being natural the size may vary per piece. This is a natural stone product and the shade and/or pattern can vary from stone to stone and from delivery to delivery. We always choose the best quality stones from reputable importers we have met and trust but can’t photograph every piece as they come in and change them as they sell so we try to keep an image on the site that is a good example of that item. If you have any questions regarding a natural stone item please contact us and we would be happy to help.

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This beautiful collection of minerals comes in a great presentation box containing information cards for each mineral. This fantastic collection is the perfect way to inspire interest in the earth’s geology. Each set contains a selection of six mineral pieces, which are pyrite, rose quartz, citrine, amethyst, quartz geode and an agate slice. Minerals make up the rocks that form the Earth’s crust. The atoms within the minerals are arranged in an orderly way, meaning that many of them form attractive crystals and gemstones, which are known for their shine, colour and rarity and are often used in jewellery. Minerals also vary in strength, such as diamonds, which are extremely strong and can easily scratch glass to others like talc which are soft and crumbly. Although very popular with kids and a great educational gift these products are not toys and are therefore not suitable for children under 36 months as they may contain small parts and sharp edges. 

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These charming love hearts are hand-made of soapstone, coloured red and have the words ‘My Best Friend’ along with small scribbles carved into them. These lovely hearts would help you make a nice little effort by giving them to your best friend on any occasion. These fantastic soapstone hearts measure approximately 4cm x 4.5cm each and come packaged in a card gift box with clear plastic over the hearts making them visible without opening the box. How buying this item supports the WWF - our supplier gives a percentage from each sale to the WWF, which is covered in the trade price we pay them. The supplier then absorbs the royalties paid to WWF so we can still offer these beautiful hand-made and Fair Trade items to you at a good price. The more we sell the more we order and the more will then get donated. It is a great privilege for Avena to support such a well-respected and world-renowned conservation and environmental charity as the WWF and to help disadvantaged producers from across the developing world in order to assist them to trade out of poverty. Please do not copy text. Avena product description – My Best Friend Set of 3 Hearts in Gift Box.

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