Ancient Wisdom

Hello ,


Last week I was asking you if you know what "Macrame" is?
I admit I didn't when I first came across it.. you can read about it here..
One customer from my home town of Sheffield.. pointed out that back in the 70's (yes I can remember) macrame plant pot holders were all the rage. It's amazing how things come round again.
Retro style is somehow authentic, takes us back to a less plastic age, speaking of which quite a few people lately have asked me what our plastic policy is at Ancient Wisdom.
It's suddenly very apparent that plastic is bad, and for sure we are taking a fresh look at how we can reduce the amount of products that have plastic in them that could end up in our oceans.

The Macrame I just mentioned is made from cotton, but the bag it is packed in to keep it clean and avoid it getting damp (made in tropical Indonesia) is of course plastic.. so this is a major challenge. It's not as simple as just banning plastic, but for sure we have to find ways to minimise plastic. I don't want to blow our own trumpet too loudly (because we are not perfect) but at AW we have used biodegradable bubble wrap for the last 15 years in packing your orders. We were the first giftware importer to champion jute bags for life rather than plastic one use bags as early as 2003, importing from India the super eco-friendly jute bags. So you can see AW is not a recent convert to anti-plastic.. we have had an eye on this for years..
So our policy on plastic.. is as always we are striving to improve. But right now we are on a major plastic purge.. And over the next few months lots of plastic will be gone for good.. and we will find ways to reduce the bad plastic at AW. For example, we are looking at replacing plastic pots with waxed cardboard pots..

If you are looking for more natural gift lines this Christmas check out the Woodware Department, and the Stoneware department, and since we just received an Indonesian container a lot of those natural wood products (all certified sustainable) is back in stock.
I'm excited to see the"A" frame display stands, because they are retro and cool and perfect to display almost anything and totally affordable. Matching stack-able and adaptable (on trend) fruit boxes also.. See below.
And since it's Christmas, we have a beautiful range of retro candle sticks back in stock, but grab them quickly.. supplies are limited.. also see below.
This Christmas if you want natural and retro and not-too-much-plastic.. then your preferred wholesaler must be Ancient Wisdom..

Meanwhile, talking about Christmas.. it is still crazy at AW. The guys in the warehouse are all beginning to look a bit jaded and bleary eyed.. but they are pulling hero shifts every day and we are working like mad to get the orders out. We are still days behind, but hopefully, this weekend shifts will give us a step up. All the parcel companies are stretched and delivery drivers are clearly under the cosh.. please be nice to them even if they toss our parcels around like they don't care.
Hope business is good.. and thank you for trading with us, everyone here appreciates your support.

Until next week..

Take Care



Wholesale Clay Face Mask Powders

For centuries, clay has been used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes in many cultures. Nowadays, clay face masks are used as one of the most effective treatments for skin problems. Here we have the most popularClay Face Mask powders, ideal to sell along side Floral Waters, see below. Perfect for pamper sets, a team with brushes and scrubs for a perfect gift.


Folding "A" Frame Display - Whitewash

This modern on-trend A-frame display in whitewash colours is perfect for creating an eye-catch in your store and displaying your lovely products. This is also great for using as a room divider, add some pot plants and it will look amazing. With its contemporary modern design, this frame display can be placed in any room of your customer’s house.


Fruit Box set of 3 - Whitewash

Set of three fruit box crate made from Albesia wood ethically sourced in Indonesia. These fabulous whitewash wooden fruit boxes are perfect for all kinds of storage, from recycling to fruits & vegetables to kindling wood to magazines.


Back in Stock - Himalayan Salt

Back In Stock, these Wholesale Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps are believed to create negatively charged ions in the air. This is a good thing because modern day pollution and electrical equipment create positive ions in the air which are potentially harmful to us and cause air quality in areas affected to deteriorate.


Wholesale Oil Burners

Wholesale Oil Burners is growing all the time. One of the best wholesale oil burners ranges available and all at keen prices. We import from India and China and stock all the latest design trends. It’s worth noting that a grand selection of oil burners is a great way to build sales of related items.


Wholesale Dinner Candles

They are 21cm non drip and fit most candle holders. Candles are of 'church candle' quality, over-dipped with colour. Made in Germany to an exacting standard, they burn for approximately 8 hours with a tall clean flame.


Wholesale Church Candles

Only the purest of ingredients are used to produce our wholesale Church Candles.Each candle has a classic Ivory design to give that traditional warm design to any room.


Mineral Salt Deodorants

These Natural deodorants are not processed in any way except they are carved from natural chunks of Himalayas Crystals. The deodorant stone leaves a layer of protection that helps prevent odour causing bacteria from forming.


Tree Trunk Carvings

Intriguing tree stump log carvings feature the 'Man of the Wood' face and are fashioned from the trunks of Chinaberry (Jempinis) and Hibiscus trunks offcuts.


Macrame Wall Hanging

Macrame Wall Hanging filled with Boho atmosphere, ethically sourced, produced and traded fairly. These wall hangings are inspired by tribal art objects and boho chic decor. These are unique designs, meticulously handcrafted in Indonesia by a family business using natural materials giving a minimalist feel and creating a relaxed feel in the room. This is perfectly fit in the interior of the living room, bedroom, apartment, dorm room, baby nursery, kids room and even a cosy café or a studio.


Macrame Plant Holder

Macramé is on the up…and so are your plants. Macrame Pot Holders are a gorgeous way to incorporate greenery into your customer’s home. These macrame plant hangers will look great in any space, a living area, yoga studio or bedroom and would be perfect for a home or cottage in need of some rustic and homely décor. Just be sure to make sure your plant gets the light it needs, (plant and pot in picture not included).


Tissue Paper & Other Wrap

High-quality wholesale wrapping tissue paper great for a whole host of applications from general wrapping and interleaving to void filling and craft use.


Christmas Gifts Ideas



Our warehouse & offices are closed from Friday midday 21st December 2018 - Monday 1st January 2019 inclusive. You can place orders, on-line or by phone for pre-Christmas delivery up to 12 midday on Thursday 20th December. We will do our best to despatch all orders for delivery on Friday 21st December (UK Mainland Only).

Naturally you can place orders on-line at any time (24/7/365) including over the Christmas period. We will start processing and dispatching your orders on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 in rotation - expect delivery from Wednesday onwards.

We recommend that all export orders are placed on or before Friday, the 14th of December 2018 so that the couriers can deliver these before Christmas. Please note, the delivery times will vary depending on the country of delivery and courier company chosen for the country. If you have any questions or doubts, please contact us before placing your order.

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