Our Product Collections

Tilnar Art - Beautiful Fair Trade Products

Over the last 25 years Besmo and now Tilnar Art have revolutionised the perception of home accessories from Africa, into one that can be mainstream without losing its place in today’s home or garden.

Each product is carefully selected, and is handmade and Fair Trade.  We have searched across Africa to ensure that you receive a high quality product that is beautiful, handmade, unique and profoundly different to others in the market place.  As all of our products are handmade, each will have its own unique markings and poses.

We are a small team of people who do their utmost to give you the very best Fair Trade products.  All orders will be sent out within 1 to 2 working days and we hope you enjoy and love the Tilnar Art Collection like we do.

TILNAR - This Is Life Not A Rehearsal so order these fantastic Fair Trade products today.


Meg Hawkins Collection
Upcoming Trade Shows for 2019

Harrogate Home & Gift - Harrogate Hall Design Point 4 Stand D58 - 14-17 July 2019  Autumn Fair - NEC Birmingham  Hall 8 Stand A61 - 1-4 September 2019  GLEE - NEC Birmingham  Hall 6 Stand S80 - 10-12 September 2019 

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How our Soapstone Products are made?

Our Fair Trade Soapstone Products are completely handmade. They are made by a large team of nearly 500 skilled craftspeople in Tabaka, Kisii County, in south western Kenya. By purchasing these products, you help create a sustainable income for many families who are very proud to make these beautiful products. The products are natural, zero plastic, and handmade using simple masonry tools. Handmade Soapstone products have less than 1% environmental impact from production and disposal compared to non-recyclable plastic or resin products. The soapstone products pass through a long production process: First the raw soapstone is mined from the quarry near Tabaka by hand. Soapstone is found near to the surface so is easy to mine. The soapstone is then...

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How our Fair Trade Recycled Aluminium Bowls and Coasters are made

There are many individual stages in making these completely handmade recycled aluminium bowls and coasters and the beauty and exceptional quality and finish of these products is due to the skill and care taken by the artisans during each stage of the process. Stage 1 - Sand Casting the shape of the product The recycled aluminium is melted down in a charcoal fire pit. A sand mould in the shape of the product is then prepared before the melted aluminium is poured in the sand cast. The coolness of the sand solidifies the aluminium almost instantly and the shape of the bowl is formed. Stage 2 - Rough polishing The products are rough polished by teams of artisans using grinding belts...

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Award Winning Meg Hawkins Collection

Tilnar Art are very proud to have won their First ever award, for the ‘Best New Product’ in the Home, Gift & Clothing Category at Glee 2018 for the Meg Hawkins Recycled Aluminium Collection.  Tilnar Art’s Meg Hawkins Collection beat off stiff competition from many other new Home, Gift & Clothing Products.  The judges, 10 industry experts, commented after Tom’s presentation on its fantastic eco-friendly credentials and also its beautiful packaging and British Artwork Designs from Meg Hawkins. The Managing Director of Tilnar Art, Tom Hawes, commented “We are thrilled that this handmade and recycled new range, which has had such a positive launch with retailers, was recognised by the judges.  We are confident that with its quality gift boxing...

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Useful Information

Trade Enquiries
If you are a trade customer, please register and create a new account or login to your existing account.  New trade customers will be contacted to confirm their business status and will then be upgraded to "Trade". Once upgraded you will then be able to see our wholesale prices and order our stunning products through the website.  Alternatively call us on +44 (0) 1277 362 815 and talk to one of our sales advisers.

Minimum Wholesale Order
Our minimum Trade order is £100 + VAT.

Shipping Costs
Shipping costs for all UK Mainland Trade Orders up to £300 is £9.95 and FREE for orders over £300 (excludes Highlands & Islands where additional charges may apply).  Shipping costs outside the UK mainland will vary depending on where you are in the World. Generally we use reputable courier companies for all our deliveries and will always try to get the best possible price for you.

In the unlikely event that any item(s) are defective or damaged please notify us within 5 working days and we will arrange a credit or a replacement to be sent. Please check our Terms & Conditions for more detail.

Need more help?
Don’t forget that we are here to help. Please use our contact form or call us during office hours on +44 (0) 1277 362 815 between 9.30am to 5.30pm weekdays or leave a message outside hours and we will gladly try to help and advise you.

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