Giving your home a decent dose of style can be quite the daunting task, especially when looking for ethically made and environmentally sustainable furnishings and décor pieces. Fortunately, these are the foundations upon which The Oldest Village has been built.
This online shop, located in London, thrives by using materials harvested from sustainable resources and recycled goods. Fair trade and responsible production are also focused on, resulting in interiors that are not only eco-conscious, but also super stylish.
The Oldest Village is inspired by Ponte de Lima, the oldest village in Portugal. This is one of the very few places in the world that has managed to escape the effects of mass production and industrial consumption. In this unique location, the lives and homes of residents share a common thread with the land and its collective memory. Thus, it only makes sense that this town's beautifully handcrafted products represent the connection of artisan and environment.
With a mission to maintain the village's memory by empowering artisans and encouraging Portuguese youth to keep the Minho Region's tradition of textile production and handmade embroidery alive, The Oldest Village has set out to leave its eco-friendly mark in homes across the globe.
And for those who were under the impression that furnishings and décor pieces, especially bathroom mats, made from recycled cotton and other mixed fabrics can’t quite cut it in terms of aesthetically pleasing environments, consider The Oldest Village’s selection of goods tailor-made for you.