Indira Tibblin created Thimble as an ethical business based on Fair Trade principles that’s sole purpose is to create job opportunities and training in new skills for the local women of Talahena, a small fishing village on the western coastline of Sri Lanka. The women now work from a purpose built workshop housed in a new building designed in the style of the traditional Dutch Sri Lankan houses where they create their beautiful hand-stitched and painted products.

Meet the Makers of our Thimble products

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30.01.2020

DIY Healthy Cleaning Toilet Gel

The best No Tox DIY Toilet Gel recipe that we have made, costed, tested and totally love. With all the stickability of a store brought one and none of the hidden environmental downsides to commercial cleaners. Plus you can use it to clean the whole bathroom. We look at why this works and also found out some interesting facts about what’s in toilet cleaners and why you might think twice about buying them.

Fair Traders of Australia
15.12.2016

What is a Fair Trader

A Fair Trader is a business endorsed by the Fair Trade Association of Australia as having Fair Trade at the core of everything they do. […]

27.09.2016

Meet the Makers – Thimble

Handmade products that provide ethical local employment for women in an area where no other industry existed.   Thimble is a group of women from […]