If you are looking for colorful throw pillows to add to your home decor, why not try the Far & Wide Collective? The for-profit online store helps artisans build small craft businesses who are located in post-conflict areas and emerging economies. Founder Hedvig Alexander established the Far & Wide Collective after spending seven years in Afghanistan as an aid worker; the social enterprise has since expanded to include nine more countries including Uzbekistan.
The shop offers a range of products from home decor to clothing and accessories. The line of Ikat Pillows in particular make amazing holiday gifts. The throw pillows are made by Uzbekistani artisans and are inspired by a number of natural elements, including beehives, stars, landscapes, green peppers and even turtle backs.