Eco friendly Celtic style and rustic handfasting cords

Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Note from shop owner Fable & Drifter is taking a short break and will open again during January.
Blessings to you for the holidays!

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Last updated on Dec 23, 2022

Fable & Drifter is taking a short break and will open again during January.
Blessings to you for the holidays!

Anna K

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A 'marriage' of ethics and rustic design...

Fable & Drifter sells distinctive, handcrafted and eco friendly braided handfasting cords inspired by the natural world and Celtic, medieval, pagen, elven and rustic folk styles. It came into being after my own marriage: I couldn't find accessories for the ceremony that were just right, so I got busy and made them myself. That's where the Fable & Drifter journey began.

I find Celtic, braided and rustic designs both beautiful and inspiring and I love the way they often honour natural forms and ancient symbols. Like the ancient Celts, I've always had a deep respect for nature and the environment. I also love the creative process, so bringing these elements together to create beautiful and eco friendly items is a pleasure and a delight, especially if it can bring happiness to others...

Fable & Drifter designs are all my own, I never knowingly copy another seller's patterns or designs. I have been selling handfasting cords with the distinctive Fable & Drifter Celtic and Elven braiding patterns for years, and to the best of my knowledge I was the first to do so. If you see these designs and braiding patterns elsewhere ~ especially where they are styled to resemble Fable & Drifter product styling ~ they have been copied from me by sellers who follow my work. I would ask you to please support originality and innovation, rather than imitation. Thank you :)

My products are made by hand to a high quality and combine the beauty of natural fibres, attractive, eco friendly colours and rustic styles. In this way Fable & Drifter handfasting cords offer a totally environmentally friendly option for eco conscious couples who wish to reflect their respect and love for nature within their handbinding ceremony.

Many Fable & Drifter creations are made from eco dyed, hemp and recycled cotton yarn; hemp is one of the most environmentally sound and sustainable fibres available, as well as being extremely strong and flexible. Using soft 100% recycled cotton yarn avoids the environmental damage caused by virgin cotton production. Dyed with elegantly coloured, eco friendly, non-toxic and non-AZO dyes, Fable & Drifter products are both beautifully coloured and 'green' all over!

Fable & Drifter is based in the ruggedly beautiful Yorkshire Pennine hills in northern England, in the heart of the ancient Celtic area known as Brigantia; my home-based workshop is a stone's throw from a Celtic settlement site known locally as Castle Hill. Inspiration from the natural world is just outside the window and all around!

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2021


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Can I order a custom item?

I have some listings which offer options, and which allow you to choose your own colours or pendants for example. You can find these in my shop, enabling you to adapt an item to ensure it will be just as you want it :)

Unfortunately I can no longer accept wholly customised orders. This is because there is often a great deal of time spent on communication and on working up samples when arranging custom orders. I have a part time job as well as doing my crafting work and I've had to accept that I simply don't have the time to manage custom orders as well as the rest of my Etsy shop - not if I want some time with my family too!

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