After more than a decade of operation, we know that the greatest impact we can make is by enabling others to make their own change. To provide this opportunity, we focus on maintaining a strong and healthy business – first and foremost.
By being strong, we are able to place ongoing orders. Consistent work translates to secure employment for artisans, which in turn provides financial security and the ability to educate families; access health care; and plan for the future.
For us, it is this approach – rather than a charity mindset – that is the true meaning of fair trade.
As one of the first Australian businesses to be endorsed as a Fair Trader of Australia, we have also always gone above and beyond local and international fair trade standards. Most of the not-for-profit NGOs we partner with are members of the World Fair Trade Organisation, so they regularly demonstrate how they meet, or are working towards, the globally-recognised Ten Principles of Fair Trade. Together, we are able to look after the people we work with in the best way possible.