Excitedly awaiting our first delivery of string lights from Cable & Cotton, which should be with us next week. These super-stylish fairy lights will not only be great for kids rooms, but also for living rooms, dining rooms, parties, weddings and Christmas.
The lights are based on cotton thread balls which are made in a remote region of central Thailand, in a factory set up with help of the Thai government as part of a program to help destitute women to find work. Working outside, the women hand-make the balls by dunking cotton thread in a mixture including natural gum, winding it around a balloon blown up to the correct size and shape, and hanging them to dry on a rack with clips resembling clothes pegs. Once dry, the balloon is popped and removed, leaving a cotton ball ready to be strung as a lamp.
Available in a wide selection of colours, our selling price will be £22.95 for a pre-packed box of 20 bulbs, lamps and cable.