fair trade

The choices you make as a consumer can help make a positive difference in the world. Our product range includes fair trade products sourced from various developing countries. We buy either from the artisans themselves, or social enterprises who share our ideals to promote the improvement of life in impoverished communities.

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Smateria workshop

Fair trade is not about charity. It is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable economic development. Essentially it aims to ensure that the producers are paid a fair market price to cover the cost of sustainable production, taking into consideration decent working conditions, cost of labour and raw materials, etc, and that workers receive a fair living wage to enable them to meet their basic needs – food, housing, education, medical.

We are committed to supporting fair trade principles wherever possible, which include:

  • Creating opportunities for the economically disadvantaged and marginalised producers
  • Developing producers’ independence and access to markets
  • Paying promptly and fairly
  • Supporting safe and empowering working conditions
  • Supporting environmentally sustainable practices
  • Educating and creating awareness of the fair trade movement
  • Respecting and celebrating cultural identity

You can learn more about fair trade at www.fairtradefederation.org