Tuesday, March 13, 2012

BlueCaravan + Society Collective Giveaway

Hallo Hallo! How are you doing?! I've been missing the Elkhorn blog having spent a couple of days in bed last week with the flu surrounded by tissues then a very full weekend of celebrations in beautiful Gerringong for my gorgeous friend Zoe's Wedding(an absolutely breath taking bride... hopefully she allows me to share a couple of images here as the location and styling was truely inspiring not to mentioned the LOVE!). It's been quite a whirl wind week with many highs definitely out weighing the snotty lows.

I was catching up on a few emails when I came across BlueCaravan's latest Autumn Newsletter + Giveaway! Featuring fair-trade seller Society COLLECTIVE! I haven't heard of them before but I was immediately taken with their handwoven bags made by indigenous Wayuu women - a nomadic, matriarchal society who inhabit the harsh and desolate desert regions of Colombia.

These bags are traditionally made to carry food and water across the desert, taking up to one month to make while the women also take care of the animals, gather water, cook and walk long distances from one community to the next always searching for water, the highest valued good. This only touches on the story and hardship of the ethnically, culturally and linguistically distinct Wayuu people and the fair trade practices of the Society COLLECTIVE. I highly recommend reading the full interview here truly inspiring!! I'm going to have to save my pennies for one of these

This Complex Mochila bag, Grandmother's Footsteps is one of my favourites
So to their GIVEAWAY
Elinor Cripps and Society COLLECTIVE are generously giving you the chance to win an exquisite handwoven Mochila valued at $190.00! *Drawn Friday the 16th March 2012*
 1 entry = Head over to our Facebook and say 'Hi' - how easy is that?!
 2 MORE entries = While you are there - be sure to hit the 'SHARE' button on the Facebook giveaway post for triple the chance to win....

I'm off to enter and share the love on Facebook! xx


  1. Just wanted to tell you that I discovered your blog by chance and love it! Very inspiring! Great work! Cheers from Germany, Igor.

    1. Hey Igor, I'm so glad you discovered Elkhorn all the way from Germany! Thanks for commenting. I have since had a peek at your interiors blog! I love your 'Happy' home theme, inspiring travels and beautiful photography! Thanks for sharing, Monique ;)


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