Taking a closer look at Handicraft Villa in India & their Buffalo Leather accessories

2020-09-05T10:13:57+01:00

Talented artisans at Handicraft Villa in India make our classic buffalo leather wallets.   THEIR CREDENTIALS... Known as "The House of Artisans", they were established in 2009 in Jaipur, Rajasthan & are a manufacturer, supplier & exporter of high quality leather goods. Under the leadership of the company owner, Mr. Dharmendra Kumawat, the organisation conforms [...]

Taking a closer look at Handicraft Villa in India & their Buffalo Leather accessories2020-09-05T10:13:57+01:00

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh

2020-08-09T09:37:13+01:00

It was on a buying trip to Cambodia that I arranged to visit the offices & craft centre of Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh. It is The Kingdom of Cambodia’s capital city & sits at the junction of the Mekong Tonlé Sap and Bassac rivers. Map of Cambodia showing Phnom Penh Founded in [...]

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh2020-08-09T09:37:13+01:00

Worry Dolls explained…

2019-10-13T19:19:46+01:00

WHAT ARE WORRY DOLLS? Worry dolls, or trouble dolls, (in Spanish they are refered to as Muñeca quitapena) are small, "dolls" that originate from Guatemala, although they are also found in parts of Mexico. HOW ARE THEY MADE? In Guatemala, they are made by hand using a base of wood or wire, wool and recycled [...]

Worry Dolls explained…2019-10-13T19:19:46+01:00

The story behind our Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India

2019-10-10T16:38:39+01:00

Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India. This project involves a Fair Trade group based in Delhi, India that helps street children and orphans sleeping rough in the railway station in New Delhi. It was established in 2004 by "grown up" ex-street children, who decided to make bags from recycled newspaper in order to provide [...]

The story behind our Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India2019-10-10T16:38:39+01:00

The “Dark Side” of Jewellery Making & the work of TARA Projects (Trade Alternative Reform Action), Delhi, India.

2019-09-01T16:16:51+01:00

TARA Projects was founded in 1973 by an ex-Indian Army officer & professor called Shyam Sharma to help poorly-organised artisans in Delhi. Professor Shyam Sharma showed his commitment to "Trade Alternative Reform Action" by travelling from village to village around Delhi and providing loan funds & skills training to a few small marginalised communities in [...]

The “Dark Side” of Jewellery Making & the work of TARA Projects (Trade Alternative Reform Action), Delhi, India.2019-09-01T16:16:51+01:00

Beautiful Bali & its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story

2019-08-20T09:36:56+01:00

"Fair trade is an alternative form of trade emphasising dialogue, transparency and mutual respect between the producers and the consumers. Another world is possible!" Established in Bali, Indonesia back in 1993, Mitra Bali has been working to empower a large group of traditional, small-scale, but highly-skilled handicraft producers & therefore supporting Bali islands’s economic and [...]

Beautiful Bali & its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story2019-08-20T09:36:56+01:00

How Asha Handicrafts Supports Fair Trade Artisans in India

2019-08-05T08:32:38+01:00

Asha Handicrafts was founded in 1975 and is...."a brand with a hope for artisans from India, where ideas are hand-crafted into beautiful and luxurious lifestyle products." Their vision and mission is.... "to provide marketing support to our artisans through a sustainable global market and help them to preserve the art and craft of India". Asha [...]

How Asha Handicrafts Supports Fair Trade Artisans in India2019-08-05T08:32:38+01:00

The Story Behind Fair Trade Producer Group Aspiration International

2019-08-30T07:55:41+01:00

Established in 1993 and based in New Delhi, India, Aspiration International`s purpose is to uplift and highlight artisans in the interiors of North India. Their motto is... "An enchanting display of creativity and excellence: Offering a spectrum of attractive handicrafts at Fair Trade prices." One of Aspiration’s aims is to revive the old crafts of [...]

The Story Behind Fair Trade Producer Group Aspiration International2019-08-30T07:55:41+01:00

Celebrating 10 years of trading – “Open Day” at THE FAIR TRADE STORE in Southport

2019-08-01T09:35:09+01:00

I am celebrating trading as THE FAIR TRADE STORE in Southport for 10 years. To mark this birthday, I am holding an “Open Day” on Saturday 10th August 2019. It will be held at my bigger, smarter and lighter unit, which has proved to be a great success and I have been welcoming many visitors [...]

Celebrating 10 years of trading – “Open Day” at THE FAIR TRADE STORE in Southport2019-08-01T09:35:09+01:00

Facts about a Fair Trade Producer Group…. Noah`s Ark International Exports, Moradabad, India

2018-07-11T07:57:59+01:00

"A Fair Trade handicrafts business for the upliftment of artisans and community since 1986." is its strapline - Noah`s Ark is a Fair Trade handicraft marketing organisation. It was founded before the concept of "Fair Trade" existed in Moradabad and their objective was to eliminate exporters taking advantage of artisans and their crafts. They provide [...]

Facts about a Fair Trade Producer Group…. Noah`s Ark International Exports, Moradabad, India2018-07-11T07:57:59+01:00
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