Category Archives: in English

Less is more

  It’s surprising how true the old saying rings: Less really is more. My walk around the lively neighbourhood of Punavuori ended at Nomad, a shop on Fredrikinkatu. Inside, I found gorgeous, hand-blown glassworks made out of recycled glass. I … Continue reading

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Good London Deeds, part 2.

East London seems to be a real hub of Good Deeds – stepping out of Ayoka’s door takes you almost directly to the front door of The Gallery Café! The Gallery Café is a charming little café-restaurant-gallery-combo, and another good … Continue reading

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Good Deeds in London

In the next couple of blog posts I will present you with a few Good tips for doing Good Deeds when visiting London. The first one I’d like to introduce to you is Ayoka, a local Charity Boutique. The boutique … Continue reading

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A Case for a Good Deed

On Wednesday I spent my morning at Milton, a PR agency, and ended up getting more than just a free breakfast. I was happy to once again find that Good Deeds really are everywhere! The topic for discussion was Specsavers, … Continue reading

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Things and Good Deeds

The Hyvä Teko- sales exhibition in Artek is on and the products are moving!  People have been exited about the opportunity to buy things that combine beautiful design with the chance to do a good deed. I strongly believe that … Continue reading

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From the tree to the table

I was very happy when I discovered these tablemats made of raffia from Kikoi. They have a wonderful vintage feel to them! The leaves of the raffia palm provide the local women with materials for their handicrafts. It’s a win-win … Continue reading

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Pile up the baskets!

The refreshingly colourful Kindo- baskets are woven by hand using sisal and recycled plastic in the Tawa village in Kenya. A group of women, called Eetu Aombe (Aombe’s daughters),  get together regularly whenever they are not busy with their main … Continue reading

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Making Good With Goods

I think the slogan of the Finnish label Mum’s is a good way to capture what providing employment in developing areas is all about. I like their happy, light take on the issue and visiting their website always puts a … Continue reading

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