Established in November 2003, Vandevi which means "Goddess of the woods" in Sanskrit, mixes styles of wooden furniture and accessories from all over India, into a compelling selection of high quality items for the whole house. We focus on fairly- traded, authentic handcrafted furniture, gifts, home furnishings and accessories.
The various furniture and accessory items are personally sourced and handpicked from all over India by shop owner Roshie Watkins and brought over to the UK in containers thus enabling Vandevi to offer you an Aladdin's cave full of beautiful and often unique items. Our stock is also purchased from recognised Fair Trade suppliers based in the UK. We firmly believe in promoting international trade which is both environmentally and ethically sound that is why, where possible, woods come from sustainable forests and accessories are purchased from Fair Trade Organisations or local Indian Government Co-operatives.
In 2005, 2006 & 2007, Vandevi was recognised for its Fair Trade values by receiving a Highly Commended Award by Surrey County Council at the Surrey Sustainable Business Awards. Roshie was also a member of the Dorking Fair Trade Steering Committee.
We look forward to welcoming you online or meeting you at one of the many fairs we attend soon!