Hi, I am Abby, and this is a little background to Far Living;
Having been fortunate enough to travel to beautiful, sun drenched, exotic places throughout my teens and early twenties, I then fell in love and married a man who was not such a fan of travel or heat! I often joke that this is the only area of our marriage that we are not compatible!
Now a mother to two gorgeous boys, living on a farm in Berkshire where, alongside said husband, I also run a Marquee Hire company, I have decided to invest some time and energy into a dream that I have always harboured. To start up a business importing beautiful, artisan made products from around the world. In order to allow people, like myself, to enjoy the colours of far away places in their homes, here in England.
There is something about the colours of products found in exotic countries, that evoke memories of hot sandy beaches, turquoise waters and heavenly sunsets.
My online shop is not just a place for hazy, summer holiday memories however, as I have made it a priority to source all of my imports responsibly, from co-operatives practicing under the fair trade principles and by doing so, ensuring that every purchase generates meaningful income to the artisans and their families who have made them.
I have worked with the artisan co-operatives to design pieces which will bring their cultural skills to a wider audience, and by doing so, the knock on effect will be to improve their quality of life.
I hope you enjoy browsing through my online shop and find something that you love and need in your home to remind you of far away places.