Lost in Samsara prides itself on offering a huge range of fair trade gifts, sourced from artisans across the world. We work with craftspeople in Asia and South America to bring you the most beautiful upcycled, recycled bags, accessories and jewellery, respecting both the people that make our gifts and the planet.

Read more below about the people and actions we’re taking towards a more ethical, people and planet-driven future.


At Lost in Samsara we believe we can make a positive impact and that our fair trade gifts can benefit not just the artisans and communities that make them but also the environment. 
We believe our duty is to create collections that use recycled materials when possible and that are long lasting so not to impact further our fragile eco-system.
We also believe our products can do more and that is why we support an amazing environmental project.
From January 2024, you will be able to double your impact as not only your order will plant one tree, but it will also rescue 10 plastic bottles! Plastic Bank® builds ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities while simultaneously creating positive economic opportunities for those who helped collect it.
Plastic Bank promotes the circular economy by monetising plastic waste. Their collectors receive a premium for the materials they collect which helps them provide basic family necessities. The collected material is reborn as Social Plastic® which can be easily reintegrated into products and packaging as part of a closed-loop supply chain.
Not only does Plastic Bank prevent ocean-bound plastics from reaching our waterways, but they also reduce the number of new plastics being created by encouraging companies to switch to recycled sources.
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Offsetting Deliveries
We are empowering you to make Lost in Samsara orders less impactful on the planet! So now you’ll know when a Lost in Samsara fair trade gift arrives at your door, you’ll get something you love and you’ll be proud of the fact that you’re taking a small step towards making a big change in the world.
You can support with us a water purification project in Laos by just checking the "Make my order carbon neutral" box at checkout and giving a small contribution.
In Laos, a study found that 86.3% of people had e. coli in their household drinking water, indicating a risk of diarrhea and other waterborne diseases. Although a significant portion of the population treats water by boiling using wood or charcoal to make it safe for drinking, many families cannot afford the time to gather firewood or purchase charcoal and are forced to continue drinking unsafe water. This project helps provide ceramic water purifiers that remove microorganisms from water by gravity filtration through porous ceramics, with a typical flow rate of up to 55 liters per day.

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, upcycling is "the activity of making new furniture, objects, etc, out of old or used things or waste material." It is not to be confused with recycling which is only the process of collecting materials so that it can be used again.

At Lost in Samsara we do both. We recycle old tyres, motorcycles seats, cement bags and bullet cases and we upcycle them to create our collections. By giving them a new life, we avoid that all these discarded materials end up in landfills thus polluting our planet.

This is how it works!

The waste material is bought to be reused and by doing so people are encouraged not to throw it away, but to keep it and then sell it. This means less trash and less pollution.

The artisans transform the material into one of our accessories giving it the extra miles.

By wearing one of our products you are not only contributing to keep waste out of landfills, but also helping to provide meaningful employment for disadvantaged artisans and their families.