Zaliwana Accessories

Handmade & Eclectic


colourful toys.

Christmas gifts… for children

Gorgeous ideas for children’s presents.

Teddy bears,boy and girl.
_20130916_082309_river soft toys

Chubby rabbits and not chubby..
Chubby rabbits and not chubby..
Savannah animals
Savannah animals
Dino the dinosaur
Dino the dinosaur
Cheeky monkey
Cheeky monkey

A pile of old wood or art??

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I had been thinking hard and  long how I would display my beautiful accessories against a very sombre background. With christmas looming, I had ideas ranging from creating a christmas tree in the form of old shoe boxes- maybe I would paint these green. Although the idea was appealing, it wasn’t strong enough to allow me to sum up the courage and energy to start collecting boxes from the local high street shoe shops!

on my walks through parks and forests, I realsied that the natural display of old wood, branches and plants wouldbe an interesting concept to explore. I had never realised how autumn would be a season I would so much celebrate due to the diversity of its flora and fauna at the time.

The photographs were taken at about 7.50am. The river was quite foggy and misty. I built up the old wood christmas tree in a quite spontaneous manner as the tree branches trunks and longs were all different sizes!



Soft toys designed by En Gry and Sif

Teddy bears

On their travels, the  two Danish sisters fell in love with Sri lanka  and its beautiful people. Sri lanka is one of the most poorest countries in the world, however it’s a country rich in culture with a population that “possess incredible resilience”. It was important for for the two Danish sisters to maintain close links with their suppliers in Nepal.

The wool used to make their articles is sourced from New Zealand. The sisters are keen on Eco friendly products, the wool is therefore dyed with such. Sequins, beads and

Soft mice

threads are sourced locally in various markets in Kathmandu. All their products are made by hand. En Gry and Sif ensure that their products are manufactured under porper conditions and that their workers are paid a decent wage for their work., beacuse of this, they are certified by the World Fair Trade Organisation. Today about 700 people in Nepal are employed making products for En Gry and Sif.

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