The Dharma Door

There is possibly nothing Dwell loves more than a handcrafted woven bag, you know - the market type.  I tote my french market basket to our local Farmers market each week to fill with goodies, it also comes with me to the beach and often to work, I just jam it full with my laptop, notebooks, magazines, lunch and the like.

Then I knocked on The Dharma Door so to speak.  It was founded by Shannon Sheedy, an intrepid world traveller who had a vision to bring beautifully crafted artisan bags, baskets and homewares into our homes and lives.

Shannon is all about Fair Trade and carefully (and ethically) sources products from traditionally skilled makers who use time honoured traditions and the best raw materials to hand craft their products.  In return they receive much needed supplies and resources for their villages and their ancient crafts are kept alive, a win/win situation you could say.

No two products will be the same as they are lovingly handmade and each piece tells a story.  All images via The Dharma Door

Written by the New Urban Hippy for Dwell South Coast.  All images via