For everyday lifestyle SPF30. Rubs in clear, soft spreadable gel with instant UVA/UVB protection. Perfect for all skin types, face, and body. Made with no water so a pea size blob covers for your face, neck and ears. Not white & greasy, perfect for all ethnicities and skin types.NO parabens, preservatives, fragrances, alcohol, & suitable for pregnant women and babies.
The flesh of the Ghanaian cocoa pod also yields a fresh juice. Quite different from what you would expect from the milkshake that is so widespread around the world. In its rounded sweetness, which really has nothing to do with the bean, it perfectly complements the vitamin C-rich sirsak.Sour? Sweet? Heard it all before? Then just drink it!Very refreshing.
Salr water sandals
Our favourite summer shoes.They are great for running in and out of the ocean (or even splashing in puddles!), walking on the hot tarmac before hopping in the Aare and on any other day because the are comfortable and pretty - the perfect summer sandal for adults and kids, to be worn in both wet or dry conditions.
These nice and spicy paper thin- crispy potato chips are flavoured with bell pepper and paprika. Spice up your party spread! The crisp are designed by snack masters in Belgium and produced by crisp coniseuers Spain - a central European dream team.
Waterproof and lightweight transformer. A waterproof roll-top drybag weighting the same as a chocolate bar, with handy shoulder strap. Originally conceived as a drypack for river swimming, as it folds nup small, the Splash 15 can easily be used as a small backup backpack while travelling.Oecotex 100 certified.
Sometimes you need something rougher ! Still lightweight and waterproof packsack with roll-top and 2 Carabiners to close. Made of durable and pliable PU coated taffeta nylon with 10,000mm water column and fully taped seams for waterproof performance.Bright inner PU coating lights up the interior of the bags for excellent overview of contents. Organization and overview made simple: keeps gear dry and clean. Oeko-Tex 100 certifed. We think cycling, canoeing, and riverrafting.
Quick dry towel
A new addition to our ever growing Kitchener-Items Family.The perfect accessorie for the Beach, Aare, Sauna and Bathtub. Made from recyled PET Bottles, it Dries quickly and folds up super small.Dry yourself off in style
Aarebag - the original
Hope dies last - maybe we get a wonderful hot august with lot's of river swimming. Ibis and bever ar the newest members of the aarebag family. Lightweight and waterproof packsacks with roll-top closure.Made of durable and pliable PU coated taffeta nylon with 10,000mm water column and fully taped seams for waterproof performance. Oecotex 100 certified
We love the Pallarès kitchen knifes. They feel incredibly good in your hand and look super pretty. The pocket knifes make wonderful gifts to yourself and loved ones. Throughout its history, Cuchillería Pallarès has chosen and still chooses the materials to be used by always seeking out the highest quality, and its main aim has been and still is the quality of the cutting edge, which is why all knives are sharpened by hand. Despite all the difficulties, Pallarès has managed to adapt to changing times without relinquishing its origins in the traditional knife-making craft of the town of Solsona.
Christmas in the woods, Fire in the yard, tagine on the fire. Firestarters made from sections of our beeswax cloth production - get your fire going. The fire starters are quickly flammable, water-repellent and made of natural materials. They are suitable for campfires, fireplaces and grills.
From the german producer Petromax comes this fire pit.We think it absolutely brilliant. On the steel griddle ( made in Germany) , food with differentcooking times is ready at the same time. The central area becomes hotter than the outer surface, so that steaks, pastries and more can stand or be kept warm on the edge.
The falcon enamel mug is a classic. Perfect companion if you are sitting by the fire and sipping hot tea or "Glühwein" or as a corona take away mug for yard parties.
Seca Waffle Towel
The Seca collection is the Schoenstaub interpretation of the classic waffle towel. Let's bring some color into your daily routine in your bathroom. Made in Portugal
Eye serum Kaktusfeigenöl
The bepure eye serum has a fixed place in our every day routine. Especially the skin under the eyes is optimally cared for with BRIGHTENING EYE SERUM ROSE. The eye serum makes small wrinkles under the eyes disappear and unsightly dark shadows under the eyes are lightened. The serum contains certified organic, cold-pressed and 100% pure prickly pear.
Reusable Cosmetic Pads
Make your bathroom routine more enviromentally friendly! Our Kitchener Items reusable Face pads are 100% Cotton, with a soap pouch and they're all wrapped up in a handy little storage bag. The pads are produced in a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified family business in South India, according to recognised SA 8000 standards, i.e. under fair social conditions and Oekotex Standard 100.
Le Baigneur TONIFYING SOAP FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. It regenerates,reducesthe signs of aging and enhances skin elasticity. An all-natural vegetable dye and cleanser.
Kitchener Items for Men
Discover our mens collection. Everyday t-shirts and jumpers in funky stripes and nice colours. Produced in India and China, WRAP and GOTS certified.
Our new ladies collection is here
Classics with that certain something. Simple basics, favourite items in the wardrobe in refined colour combinations. Our cotton T-shirts are produced in a small family business in India, the knitwear comes from a Chinese Fairtrade business.
Humanoid from Amsterdam
At HUMANOID they believe luxury can be felt. The creative process is tactile and intuitive. At Humanoid they also believe that you are self-confident rather than self-conscious, not defined by one thing. You are a combination of mind, body, soul and the people that form your inner circle. You are human.
Maska - independent and family owned
MASKA is dedicated to creating exceptional clothes where yarn, fabric and design come together in perfect harmony. Each MASKA garment is crafted from natural fibers, carefully selected for their lasting beauty.The company is independent and family owned.
Corona daily essential. Don't leave the house with out some mints. Who want's to smell his own breath under the mask the whole day! Those are vegan and delicious.
This mask has been tested by EMPA and labelled a Community Mask by TESTEX according to the recommendations of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force. It meets the requirements of a Community Mask in the following areas: Splash resistance (no liquid penetration) at a pressure of 12 [kPa] (based on ISO 22609), Air permeability based on ISO 9237 and air pressure resistance (based on EN 1683:2019-10) <70 ± 3 Pa/cm2, Particle filtration efficiency ≥ 70 %. Madein Europe.
Corona daily essential. Mints and gum are essentials these days. True Gum is plastic free (!), biodegradable, vegen and sugar free. Made in Denmark.
Our favourite sanitizer. Smells lovely, is kind to your hands and can be refilled in our stores.
The Falcon enamel mug is manufactured from heavyweight steel and thicker enamel for extra durability. Certainly on of our favourite products. And in Covid times it's always good to bring your own mug.
Chai walla - Sticky chai from Zurich Made with a combination of spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, star anise, black pepper, coriander seed, sea salt, ceylon black tea, organic agave and good vibes. The result is a deliciously smooth not too spicy, not too sweet chai made with nothing but natural ingredients. Ooh Yeah!
Referencing professional grade barista equipment, the new Field Barista Kettle is designed to provide a consistent and precise pour-over for coffee and tea. With this Kette you a definitely ready for "Waldweihnachten".
Don't get lost
We have a mug, "glühwein"", hopefully a warm jacket now we just need some light to guide us. Redy for this pandemic end of the year.
Ab ins Bundeshaus
Fifty years ago, women's voting rights were introduced in Switzerland: The ladder diagram draws attention to this anniversary with a wink. The starting point is the "Saffa Snail" from 1928, an important symbol in the fight for Swiss women's voting rights. The aim of the game is to throw the female pawns into the illustrious circle of the Federal Councillors. Along the way, the players come across event cards, slides and ladders that considerably shorten or lengthen the path. All moves that take the figures further or throw them back are based on historical facts.
WIR: FOTOGRAFINNEN AM FRAUEN*STREIK 2019
On 14 June 2019, an event took place in Switzerland that would go down in the country's history: Over half a million Swiss took to the streets nationwide to call for the rapid implementation of equality. Among them was a collective of 31 photographers and a Fotografix from all over Switzerland, who did not go on strike that day, but documented the strike from their point of view. We are the result: a photographic documentation of the biggest political action in Switzerland since the general strike of 1918. It is a powerful image of Swiss society that goes far beyond the demand for equality.
The individuality of the human being is at the centre of projet NU. Inspired by her, we produce NUs, handmade unique pieces from robust stoneware clay, in a tiny pottery studio in Bern. Projet NU arose from the desire to break the taboo of nudity and wants to encourage people to accept naturalness, far away from the ideals and norms of our society.
Let's have some fun
Let's talk vibrators. The founders of smile makers discovered that no brand was speaking respectfully to women.They left their safe careers, decided to make a difference and in 2013, Smile Makers was launched. The idea was simple – the best product experience, a brand that women can love, promoted and sold in everyday environments
River Café alle Rezepte
Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray became famous for their interpretation of an Italian cuisine that focuses on maximum clarity and transparency. When the two opened the River Café in an industrial area of London in the late 1980s, it was a sensation even for polyglot London. Behind the cooker were two cooks who had not learned their trade, but cooked as they did at home.
300 shapes of pasta
There are said to be more than 300 shapes of pasta in Italy, each of which has its own unique history and story to tell. These shapes evolved in harmony with locally available ingredients, giving them an affinity with particular foods and ensuring the perfect pasta shape for every recipe. As all Italians know, the ideal combination of pasta and sauce can turn an ordinary dish into an ex-traordinary gastronomic experience.
Passata di Pomodori
Within 24 hours of harvesting, Laboratorio process the grapes using traditional methods (artigianale). In this way the tomatoes retain their vitamins, their original taste - and their full freshness. They do not use citric acid or other additives out of conviction.The tomatoes come exclusively from southern Italy, from the Campania region on the Amalfi coast. The nutrient-rich soil in this region is refined by the sun, sea and volcanic terrain.
Paprika is a powdered condiment with a red colour and characteristic flavour obtained from drying and grinding certain varieties of red peppers. It is a fundamental ingredient in typical Spanish dishes, as well as in the preparation of sausages, due to its high colouring and preservative power.
Lockdown or no lockdown. We did al lot of baking in the first lockdown, with christmas and a looming second lockdown let's get back to baking but this time with plenty of butter and chocolate! And them let this year finally come to an end.
Organic fondant au chocolat
No time to waste? Need an instant solution? We have the solution: just add 100gr & butter 3 eggs. Preparation time : 4 min Baking time : 15 min. Even better cold the next day. But then - Ir's a pandemic so we might as well eat it all. Also available gluten free
Time to dream
Indian tea infusions are called Hindi Chai or Masala Chai, where Masala means mixture and usually refers to a mixture of spices that is first boiled with water.Served with milk it makes for a wonderfully fragrant and warming drink, which is said to evoke dreams...
Light a candle
Biokema tea lights without aluminium cover are the environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to conventional tea lights and candles. The organic tea lights are made in Germany and consist of 100% organic mass (recycled, renewable raw materials) from the region. Odourless and soot-free combustion. Burning time approx. 4 hours.
Soothing & warming. For application to the nostrils, neck, earlobes, chest, abdomen.Perfect for the cold these cold month. Made in Bern by Ulrike Toma. Check her website for treatments and courses.
At Wilder they have a heartfelt love of herbs. The products are created from the finest organic wild crafted energetic ingredients, completely sustainable and recyclable. There are no chemicals or preservatives, just pure natural products for your body .Wilder have chosen three outstanding herbs Organic Echinacea , Calendula and Astragalus which help build strength and regenerate the body’s defence.
Treat your feet!
Our Kitchener Items socks make lovely gifts to Kitchener.Made in Italy.Funky designs. Cosy and warm. 80% Cotton.
Something for you health
Every season comes with sneezes, stuffy noses and a thermometer stuck in your mouth. Something® for immunity contains an optimized mixture of shiitake, echinacea and copper, which contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Bless you! Made by Biocollabs from Lisbon, founded in 1977.
Switzerland is rich in impressive mountain valleys. Even those that are off the beaten track and have largely preserved their natural beauty. The Binntal, Valle di Muggio, Safiental, Valle Onsernone, Val Ferret or Calanca are considered to be places of longing and dream landscapes. What makes them particularly fascinating is the combination of strong unspoilt nature and charming cultural landscapes. In this generously illustrated volume, the alpine expert Marco Volken presents some of the most beautiful primeval valleys.
Put on your hiking boots
Ask a seasoned backpacker what the ideal hiking boot looks like, and you're bound to hear a description of the Mountain Light. That's because for over 30 years, the Mountain Light set the standard for every new product that hit the market. And in all that time, nothing ever dethroned the original. Today, Danner are proud to re-introduce this classic boot.
From Tripoli with love
Taqabar, Almond Rose, is a compact bar of dates, cashews, roasted almonds, with a delicate aroma of rose water. It’s a bar that will quench your hunger and give you the right hint of energy to keep up with your day. TAQA is a Lebanese based wholesale bakery that is located on the periphery of Tripoli. TAQA’s snacks are wheat-free, corn free, soy free, and GMO-free, palm oil free.
52 hikes through the year Hardcover, 152 pages, with photographs by Raffael Waldner and maps at 1:50,000 scale.Thomas Widmer's hikes sometimes lead through the lowlands, sometimes into the mountains. They recommend historic chapels, menhir stones, saints' sarcophagi to visit. They celebrate all the feelings of life, from lazy gourmet pleasure on a panoramic terrace to sweaty athleticism on a lonely steep slope.
Genes and Spirits
Blending jazz and pan-African musical styles into his fresh discoveries in nineties Europe — wiring jungle in London into kwaito in Soweto, say, or test-driving JA dancehall with a kalimba groove, or running Tswana singing over a beatbox — this young SA pianist was a kind of bridge between Hugh ‘No Borders’ Masekela and Robert Glasper.
December, Sunday morning, Jazz and panettone. Galup is our favourite brand. Premium Panettone, 750g, Made in Italy. Without Candied Fruit
Thanks to our good friends from marrakech we just got a delivery of 30 beautiful vintage boucherouite carpets. Perfect for the cols winter month, jazz and panetone. Hurry they go fast.
Cold Brew Coffee is an uplifting combination of dark chocolate and locally roasted coffee. Working with an Edinburgh-based roaster they choose the best seasonal coffee beans and create beautiful flavour profiles. Nuts, blood orange and caramels are among the few notes that you might discover in this energising piece of chocolate. 61% single origin dark chocolate. 80g - Vegan - Gluten Free Chocolate origin: Colombia Artwork: Rachael Hood
We love these blankets made on ancestral looms and finished by hand. Made from 100% pure wool, traditionally used by shepherds from the top of the mountains, burel was born in the heart of Serra da Estrela and today is supported by the creativity of the best Portuguese designers. Burel Factory arose from the need of saving an ancestral heritage.
Shades of pale
Cécile Preziosa’s ceramic creations are designed and made by hand in her workshop, in Normandy, France. Each piece is made on the potter‘s wheel from stoneware. The colours and textures are the result of extensive research on high temperature glazes composed of minerals and natural oxides .
This series of clay tableware is made in the town of Reyes, Puebla, by a small community, where the tradition is for women to pick the clay from the mountains around the town.The colour of the clay is natural, coming from the mixture of clay and a local stone powder. The pieces are fired with wood in a brick oven, without the use of oil, gas or electricity. They are burnished - an ancient technique which involves polishing the pieces with a hard stone like quartz. This process closes the pores of the clay making it watertight and creates a unique shine and soft texture without any glaze.
« luminarias »
Craftswomen from San Luis are celebrated for the quality of their work and the ability of their goods to transcend space and time. New ideas have emerged and together with the craftswomen, PI Project have started a creative dialogue in order to create new handmade lampshades. Each one of them has responded to the challenge with an impressive range of work, combining technical expertise and imaginative power, exploring new forms and styles. « luminarias » reflect the identity and handcraft technique of each craftswoman.
This is exactly what we need these days : A beautiful world with delicous lush flowers and kind gummy rabbits with a rich taste of fruit and sprinkled with sour sugar crystals...Make great Advent calendar gifts as well. Vegan of course.
Always look at the bright side
Brighten your, or someone elses, day with these cute paper toys. We love the little cute bookmarks, washitape cutters and earphone buddies. Earphone Buddy is an animal shaped cable holder which keeps your earphones tidy, never to be tangled again. Like the bookmarks and washitape cutter the phone buddy is made of eco-friendly fiber paper, the Earphone Buddy is a lovely gift for yourself, friends, or family. Made in Japan - where else.
The Eyerasers are tiny superheroes: they wipe out all of your mistakes. 6 funny little erasers to make an impression next time you open your pencil case.
SHINE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES
Another super hot advent calendar tip are the reflective bicycle accessories from the french company raintet. Stripes, laces, stickers... At Rainette, they believe that additional visibility and style are not antagonistic.
Finally a leak proof lunchbox we like. For more variety in your lunch box: the Yogi Box + is perfect for every meal, because thanks to the food-safe silicone ring, it scores with leakage safety. So you can make a new decision every day, if you feel like having sandwiches, Salad or your home-made Thai curry.
Organic Noodle Soup
Talking about lunch. We are happy to finally have an organic instant noodle soup in our drawer. They make a great and easy lunch and are particularly "en vouge" with teenagers.The British family run business Clearspring have for over 25 years been committed to pioneering authentic Japanese specialities and organic fine foods.
A little touch of acidity
Secret ingredient to every sandwich or burger are Pickles, vegetables pickled in vinegar and herbs. Inevitable on Anglo-Saxon and Indian tables, they give off a little touch of acidity that can enrich any dish and cannot be missing in burgers and sandwiches. 3 Choutettes' production workshop, just outside Paris and nearby, turns organic and French vegetables into explosive condiments and delicious snacks.