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Bholu - Sale and Giveaway!

28th October, 2010
Lucy Feagins
Thursday 28th October 2010

Bholu giveaway!  Beautiful felted woolen cushions in orange and grey - and Mavis the Monkey!

Right so I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking 'OH MY GOD, I cannot HANDLE another amazing giveaway on The Design Files... it is just getting TOO MUCH!'.  I hear you!  This is the 3rd giveaway this month and just between you and me.... I may or may not have another in the works tomorrow!  What can I say?  Everyone just wants to give you guys things!  ...who am I to argue?

ANYWAY today's giveaway is particularly FABULOUS, as it comes from Bholu, a very special Australian-based company!  I have interviewed the lovely Jodie Fried before about her incredible work, but in case you've forgotten, The Bholu philosophy is about creating beautiful handcrafted products, whilst benefiting communities in the developing world along the way.   Artisans in India are paid a fair wage to create all Bholu designs, using their traditional skills to gain an income, independence and opportunity.

Part proceeds of all Bholu products also go to the Bholu Anganwadi Project which rebuilds pre-schools for underprivileged children in India.

Seriously.  Can you think of a better reason to go shopping?

To mark the launch of the Bholu spring homewares sale (launching tomorrow online!), Jodie has kindly offered the beautiful pieces you see above for two lucky Design Files readers!  One reader will win two of Bholu's beautiful hand embroidered cushions as pictured above - the other will win a gorgeous Bholu Mavis Monkey!

To be in the running, please leave a comment on this post before midnight tonight (Thursday October 28th), and two winners will be selected at random tomorrow!  If you subscribe to these posts by email, don't reply to your daily email, just you pop over to the website at www.thedesignfiles.net and leave your comment to enter!

*Update - this giveaway has now ended and two winners have been randomly selected!  The winning comments were #185 (Sam) and #190 (Leesa), who have won the cushions and Mavis the Monkey respectively!  Thanks so much for all your lovely comments - Jodie was so excited to read them!

Huge thanks Jodie for these generous prizes!  Such loveliness and such a worthy cause!  Don't forget to check out the fabulous Bholu online sale, starting tomorrow!  Stock is discounted by up to 70%, with an additional 5% off for Design Files readers! (Use the promotion code: designfiles).

Bholu online sale – Starts tomorrow, online only!
Friday 29th Oct to Friday 5th Nov 2010

Assorted Bholu cushions

Jodie Fried (interviewed here!)

Traditional embroidery techniques are used to create Bholu's distinctive designs

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