FairTrade Fortnight – Beautiful ‘Gifts That Matter’.
Fairtrade is a global social movement for change, whose stated goal is to help secure better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in developing countries as well as promoting sustainability. Fairtrade primarily focuses on foodstuffs and handicrafts, helping marginalized communities and supporting traditional crafts, which is a more dignified and sustainable solution to poverty and preferable to traditional charity and aid.
Yours Sustainably have sourced many home and fashion accessories from fairtrade producers and as Fairtrade Fortnight runs from February 29th to March 13th this year, we thought it a good opportunity to share with you the beautiful hand crafted skills of artisans working worldwide.
Our cute but friendly monster is hand crocheted in Bangladesh by a workers cooperative. By providing flexible paid employment the women are able to remain in their rural communities and are not forced to move to large cities looking for work.
An ideal gift for any budding artist these wooden printing blocks are manufactured by hand in India providing local work for local communities. They are then shipped by sea in full containers.
These clever hinged frames are made in India from recycled glass by skillful artisans who have safe working conditions and are paid a decent wage. A beautiful way to display treasured mementos.
This hand crafted macrame bag is made in Bangladesh where local communities are helped to develop high quality desirable products from readily available natural materials.
Handmade in Peru by a collaborative, innovative brand, this attractive necklace and earrings are made from subtly textured twisted ribbons of golden coloured brass which is locally sourced and environmentally sound.
All of these beautiful products are made by skillful artisans supported by committed fairtrade and fairly-traded companies. Whatever you buy whether it's coffee, bananas or 'Gifts That Matter' from Yours Sustainably your purchase will be making a difference to developing communities throughout the world.