Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Local Shop

While demand is currently riding high for local, ethically sourced, fair traded products, we at Caoba have been working hard to be all those things since we opened in 2001. As a small, family-run business with a Mexican focus, we take pride in supporting similar small enterprises in Mexico, meeting the business owners and importing directly to ensure fair working conditions and prices.

We have often been told our greetings card range is one of the best in Edinburgh (thank you!) and yes, some of the range does come from Mexico. But with so much artistic talent on our door step we love being able to present the work of local, Scottish artists in a constantly changing selection. Artists with a particularly Scottish outlook; reflecting our beautiful scenery, or our Scottish dry wit… Here is a small selection of our Scottish cards, in store at the time of writing*:

Wet Yeti cards

Wet Yeti. Not as abominable as you think.

Scottish sayings from Psychopants

Scottish sayings from Psychopants

Cards by artist Kittie Jones

Cards by artist Kittie Jones

Landscape by Clare Arbuthnott

Landscape by Clare Arbuthnott

Card by Stockbridge artist Anne Denniss

Card by Stockbridge artist Anne Denniss

Roger Takes a Walk on the Wild Side by Anna Wright

Roger Takes a Walk on the Wild Side by Anna Wright

Earlier this month one card in our window in particular caught the eye of a customer, who shared it on Facebook. It’s the closest we’ve ever come to “going viral” and it clearly reflects everyone’s love for our city.
“If you’re lucky enough to be in Edinburgh… You’re lucky enough”