About Our Fairy Lights

Glowing string lights

Cable and Cotton Fairy Lights in 49 Colours !

Cable and Cotton was started in 2009 as a reaction to an over complex world.

Cable and Cotton is a very simple product and at it’s core is colour. Sure, we sell fairy lights but the magic is in the colour.

In either our web store or our shop, our customers can view a wide range of colours and choose their favourites to assemble together into a string of lights.

Each handmade ball of colour is beautiful – it might be due to the texture of the ball, the way it’s round but not quite perfectly round, the way light filters through so gently or the way they look so good turned off in the daytime, when the colour is most vivid.

We aren’t certain what’s so special but what we do know is that colour is the most important part of our product and we hope you love the simple and creative process of choosing your favourite colours as much as we do!

 

 

 

Why are Cable and Cotton Fairy Lights different?

Our Fairy Lights are completely customisable so you can mix and match your own colours, showing from the 49 available colours fairy light colours – that’s millions of possible colour combinations !

Whether you want to cozy up on a dark winter’s night or create a buzz for a summer’s party – doors open, warm breeze wafting in, drinks on ice (you get the picture) then Cable & Cotton’s Fairy Lights will set the mood.

What’s more, our lights are UK safety certified to ensure your peace of mind.

Our Values – a positive supply chain for everyone

We believe in the transformative power of colour, but even more than that, we believe in fair pay for a day’s work.

Our fairy lights are hand-made with care by skilled craftswomen in Thailand, and in buying our decorative lights you are helping to support an entire community of women in a remote southern region of the country.

All our workers have an insurance policy set up for them to provide income if they are unable to work for any reason.

We take pride in their working conditions, where their “office” is in the fresh, open air. Set up with the help of the Thai government’s project OTOP, and designed to support small sustainable business projects in rural Thailand, Cable & Cotton guarantees year-round income for our workers.

Each and every lamp is hand-made. So with our decorative lighting, your home gets a shot of beautiful colour, and you get the feel-good factor of knowing you’ve supported the livelihood of true craftswomen. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Maybe we’re not going to change the world (yet), but we want people to feel good about our lights and where possible benefit and prosper – that’s us, you and everyone involved in the supply chain.

It’s good to do good.