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Organic Lighting: Eco-Friendly Eangee Lamps Made of Leaves

EANGEE ORGANIC LIGHTING

A close-up of our Eangee lamp made of butterfly leaves.

A close-up of our Eangee lamp made of butterfly leaves.

Handcrafted lamps from Eangee

We recently bought a butterfly tree lamp made by Eangee Home Design at a local art museum gift shop, and we couldn't be more delighted with our purchase.

Like all of Eangee's handcrafted lamps, ours is made of real leaves that have been colored with organic dyes and affixed to an all-natural base by artisans in the Philippines.

Although Eangee lighting isn't too too hard to find, you can't just buy it anywhere. Only retailers that meet Eangee's fair trade standards may sell the company's products.

Interested in Eangee lighting for your home? Scroll down now for information on Eangee products and sellers.

Lile all eangee lighting, our butterfly leaf table lamp requires a compact bulb of no more than 40 watts.

Lile all eangee lighting, our butterfly leaf table lamp requires a compact bulb of no more than 40 watts.

How Eangee Lamps Are Made

Eangee artisans select, cut and dye leaves native to the Philippines. Then they meticulously arrange and layer them on natural frames or panels. These panels are then stitched into place.

Types of leaves used by Eangee craftspeople include alibangbang (butterfly tree) leaves, banyan leaves and cocoa leaves.

Other renewable materials contained in Eangee lamps include bamboo, abaca rope, nito vine, durian fruit fiber and found wood.

Where to Get Eangee Lamps

Eangee only sells its products through retailers that provide a safe, quality work environment as well as just benefits and wages for their employees--standards Eangee itself adheres to in regard to its artisans.

If you can't find Eangee lamps near where you live, check out the selection on eBay and at Amazon. Amazon carries a wide range of Eangee table, floor and pendant lamps, as do the sellers below.

Comments

Jill Spencer (author) from United States on March 09, 2012:

Glad you find them interesting, Eileen. Thanks for commenting! --DF

Eileen Hughes from Northam Western Australia on March 08, 2012:

These look beautiful, I had not heard of them before.

Jill Spencer (author) from United States on February 07, 2012:

Thanks for commenting, RTAlloni. It would be fun to have more than one! Take care, Jill

RTalloni on January 31, 2012:

Thanks so much for posting about thee lamps. They are gorgeous! What fun it would be to incorporate them throughout a home!

Jill Spencer (author) from United States on January 30, 2012:

Thanks, Movie Master! Hope you get to see a lamp in person. They look much more delicate and...light than they do in photos. Thanks for commenting! Jill

Movie Master from United Kingdom on January 30, 2012:

These lamps are wonderful, thank you for this great hub, I will certainly be checking them out.

Voted up, best wishes Lesley

Jill Spencer (author) from United States on January 26, 2012:

@ Farmer Brown(: LOL Go leafy!!! Thanks for reading. --Jill

Farmer Brown on January 26, 2012:

So much more interesting than my linen lamps!

Jill Spencer (author) from United States on January 21, 2012:

emkroberts--Thanks for commenting! And ... durian fiber? Come on, NO FEAR, girl!

Derdriu--I love them too! Especially because of how they're made. Thanks for the votes! --Jill

Derdriu on January 21, 2012:

The Dirt Farmer, What an engaging, intelligent, useful summary of leafy lamps! In particular, you do a great job of explaining how eangee lamps are made in the Philippines. It's especially interesting to know that the lamp makers care about where their products are marketed, that environmental and not just monetary standards rule.

Thank you for sharing, etc. (always = voted up + all),

Derdriu

emkroberts from Atlanta, GA on January 20, 2012:

Oh my! These are beautiful. And, I am glad to see they are using Durian fiber. I am glad it has another use besides grossing me out.:) thanks.

Jill Spencer (author) from United States on January 19, 2012:

Thanks, Maren. Short & to the point, huh? Thanks for reading! --Jill

Maren Elizabeth Morgan from Pennsylvania on January 19, 2012:

Nice job!

Jill Spencer (author) from United States on January 18, 2012:

Thanks for commenting, homesteadpatch. They are great, aren't they? A beautiful way to be earth friendly. Take care, Jill

Jill Spencer (author) from United States on January 18, 2012:

Awesome, Fennelseed! Guess I should have mentioned that eangee follows the same fair trade practices that it demands of retailers. Will have to change that! Thanks so much for reading & commenting. Take care, DF

Jill Spencer (author) from United States on January 18, 2012:

I know, homesteadpatch! A beautiful way to be eco-friendly! Thanks for commenting. DF

Annie Fenn from Australia on January 17, 2012:

Very beautiful products, I have just been into the website through your link and happily discovered that the company adheres to fair trade and provides good conditions and wages for it's (artisan) employees. The lamps are amazing and on your recommendation I think I might just buy one also. Thank you.

homesteadpatch from Michigan on January 17, 2012:

This is really a neat idea. One of these would certainly look great in our house!

Jill Spencer (author) from United States on January 17, 2012:

Thanks, Sunnie Day! Glad you stopped by. Take care, DF

Sunnie Day on January 17, 2012:

Beautiful lamps..and great hub.

Sunnie

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