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Myakka Blog

Indian furniture, Dining Table, Nest of Tables, Cushions and Accessories

Be part of Earth Hour!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Once again Myakka will be taking part in Earth Hour, a global event organised by the WWF which sees lights across the world being turned off for an hour on Saturday 26th March at 8.30pm. This event is all about raising people’s awareness of climate change and doing something about it.

Taking part is easy – all you have to do is turn all your lights off at 8.30om on Saturday 26th March for one hour. Make sure you register your event on the WWF website where you can also help your county get the most number of participants. The website also has a number of pictures and films of famous landmarks around the world switching off their lights in support of earth hour 2010.

The Myakka team are always keen to support the environment so we will all have our lights off for the hour on the 26th March.

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Our Mothers Day Gift Guide

Friday, 18 March 2011

If you want to get your mum something a little different from the normal bunch of flowers then here is out list of 10 ten gifts for your Mum.

1. Contemporary Nest of Tables

This is the Myakka classic and is always a favourite gift. With their contemporary design and classic functionality this neat little nest is the perfect present at only £119.

2. Cubic Storage Chest

This little chest is perfect for any Mother with lots of nick naks. From storing jewellery in the bedroom or spices in the kitchen, this wooden chest with ceramic drawers is sure to be the perfect fit. This fun and practical gift is only £29.95.

3. Red Sari Brocade Footstool

Get your Mum to put her feet up on this pretty but practical footstool. This eastern inspired footstool will bring a touch of the exotic to any room for only £44.95.

4. Painted Lantern

These bright and cheery lanterns are the perfect gift. The hand painted lanterns are ideal for both indoor and occasional outdoor use and look great when lit. At only £22.95 each they make a wonderful gift.

5. Pink Rose String of Lights

These pretty rose lights are made from real leaves from the rubber tree making the flowers look very real. These attractive lights are an ideal gift for the special lady in your life as they come in a clear box ready to be wrapped and the are great value at only £24.95.

6. Sari Patchwork Shoulder Bag

Made by the apprentices from SKSN School who Myakka support, this bag is the perfect gift for Mum. A present with a conscious but in no way charity this bag is both handy and attractive at only £19.95.

7. Mallani Photo Frames

Pop your favourite pic of your Mum and you in to one of our Sheesham wood frames and you have the perfect present from only £12.95.

8. Moti Ari Cushions

These sparkly colourful cushions are a great gift for your Mother. Available in five colours and on a 3 for 2 offer the fair trade delights are a sure fire hit and only £18.95

9. Sheep Doormat

Show your Mum your care with this bright and fun door mat. Not only is it an essential in any home but it is sure to bring a smile to any visitor crossing the threshold and is only £19.95.

10. Aluminium Duck Tealight Holder

 This pretty tea light holder looks great when lit, casting soft shadows aroundthe room. This tea light holders holds seven tea lights and is crafted from aluminium in India, for only £26.95.

What ever you get your Mum this Mothering Sunday make sure you not only buy her a gift but also spend some quality time with her!

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Mango Wood Furniture - our new Pali range

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

March has seen the introduction of something completely new for Myakka, a range completely crafted from solid Mango wood. Mango wood is a truly sustainable hardwood as it is first grown for fruit and as it gets older and larger and stops producing fruit the timber is then used to make furniture.  Mango trees are very fast growing and will reach around 80 – 100ft in height and about 3-4 ft in diameter in about 20 years. After they have reached their full height the tree stops producing or produces a lot less fruit and so is then used for timber. After the trees have been cut down new trees are planted to ensure that the cycle continues making this tropical timber truly sustainable.

The grain of Mango wood is more subtle than Sheesham or Acacia furniture. This means that the Pali range will complement your existing furniture and harmonise with your home décor. The Pali range has decorative groves to help distinguish the clean lines of the design and is finished with solid mango knob handles which gives a clean, subtle finish and adds a touch of finesse.  To finish, the Pali range is waxed by hand to give its rich brown colour.

Mango wood is the perfect addition to Myakka as it offers us a chance to bring you a brand new furniture range crafted from the most sustainable wood we could find. Classic and subtle in design the Pali range encompasses everything you might expect from Myakka, quality hard wood furniture that is designed and built to last a lifetime.

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Fair Trade Tea Party to support Fair Trade Fortnight

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Last Tuesday we held a Tea party to support fair trade fortnight and showed off our label. Fair Trade fortnight is an annual event organised by the fair trade foundation. This year the theme is show off your label which we did with fair trade T-shirts balloons, bunting and of course all the essential foods for a tea party including lots of cake!

We had a great selection of cakes made using fair trade ingredients including coffee, chocolate, lemon, banana and ginger. We also had a great selection of fair trade fruits and nuts and the essential tea, coffee and hot chocolate. The whole team got involved in making the cakes and taking some time out to enjoy the culinary masterpieces.

Of course all this is for a great cause – promoting the importance of fair trade. The whole fortnight aim is to promote how fair trade improves the lives of thousands of people and communities around the world. To find out more about fair trade fortnight and the fair trade foundation simply click here.

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