Every AURA QUE design is developed in collaboration between UK designer Laura Queening and the small producer groups she works with in Asia. We look to use traditional skills and local materials as much as possible, aiming to encourage empowerment through work for the individual producers who make our products.
Each product is brought to life in various charity handicraft units or WFTO producer groups that employ local people that may be affected by discrimination or disabilities, providing an income for themselves and their families according to fair trade principles.
Designer Laura Queening is passionate about working directly with small producer groups and charities, thriving on the technical challenges throughout the creative process, whilst working face to face with interesting people from different cultures and feeding her wanderlust!
We really hope to create beautiful quality products and gifts that can be treasured and used season after season, whilst considering ethical and environmental principles as much as we can. The people we work with are important to AURA QUE, with our main aim to encourage empowerment to disadvantaged people in countries such as Nepal.
We hope that you enjoy using our products as much as we enjoy designing and making them!