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. | Source

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. | Source

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.

Eangee Home Designs 479 SB Butterfly Table Lamp
Eangee Home Designs 479 SB Butterfly Table Lamp

The butterfly tree lamp is fashioned upon a bamboo frame. Several color combinations are available.

 

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.

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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States Author

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


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Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia

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


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States Author

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


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

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


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States Author

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


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

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

Voted up, best wishes Lesley


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States Author

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


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Farmer Brown 4 years ago

So much more interesting than my linen lamps!


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States Author

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 4 years ago

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


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emkroberts 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

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.


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States Author

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


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Maren Morgan M-T 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Nice job!


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States Author

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


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States Author

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


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States Author

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


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

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.


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homesteadpatch 4 years ago from Michigan

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


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States Author

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


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Beautiful lamps..and great hub.

Sunnie

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