Fair Trade


We deeply care about the artisans involved in this project and want to assertain the best possible working conditions for them while also investing in the community. We have therefore decided to follow the fair trade model and will be seeking fair-trade certification in the future.

About Fair Trade
from Co-operatives and Fair-Trade by Patrick Develtere and Ignace Pollet, Higher Institute for Labour Studies, 2005

“Fair-trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which
seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by
offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers
and workers”.

Fair-trade organizations (backed by consumers) are actively engaged in supporting
producers, in awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules
and practices of conventional international trade (www.bafts.co.uk and
www.ifat.org )

The goals of fair-trade are therefore:

The main criteria the fair-trade organisations propose to respect are:

Moreover, the trading terms must include: