AARVEN Journal

Our Guide to the Ultimate Sustainable Picnic

One of our favourite ways to enjoy the beautiful summer weather we've been having recently is to put together a delicious picnic! And what better reason to celebrate than the...

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The History of Pride Month | From 1969 to Today

As June rolls around, here at AARVEN we are getting ready for one of our favourite events of the year - Pride! Pride in our hometown of sunny Margate is always particularly...

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Our Ultimate Ethical Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and if you haven't found the perfect gift for your dad then fear not. They say gifting a man is a tricky task...

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Traditional Tastes | Ebinyebwa (Ugandan Groundnut Stew) Recipe

Ebinyebwa, or Ugandan groundnut stew, is a traditional recipe that is common throughout central Uganda. Ebinyebwa is the Bantu name for this delicious stew, whilst it is known as binyewa by...

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Our Ultimate Guide For Outdoor Dining

Spring is finally here, the weather is warming up and we're ready to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining! If, like us, you jump at the opportunity to dine...

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How we Implement the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as an Ethical Small Business | World Fair Trade Day

Here at AARVEN, sustainable and ethical design is at the core of what we do. As a sustainable business, we always try our best to be as transparent as possible, especially...

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The History of our Traditional African Baskets

We wanted to share with you a little about the differences between weaving styles in each country and how baskets help to support the wonderful women making them. Every basket...

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Renter-Friendly Ways to Add Colour to Your Home

Are you looking for ways to add colour to your home? More and more people are breaking away from the minimalistic, neutral trends and instead choosing to inject some joyful...

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Caring For Your Wooden Kitchen Utensils

Do you often wonder how to wash your wooden spoon? Do you find yourself searching "can wood utensils go in the dishwasher?" Fear not! We're here to help...

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