How we follow the Fair Trade Practices

Creating opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers Fair Trade is
a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Its purpose is to
create opportunities for producers who have been economically disadvantaged or
marginalized by the conventional trading system.

CAPACITY BUILDING:

Fair Trade is a means to develop producer’s independence. Fair Trade
relationships provide continuity
during which producers and their marketing organizations can improve their
management skills and their access to new markets.

GENDER EQUITY:

Fair Trade means that women’s work is properly valued and rewarded. Women
are always paid for their contribution to the production process and are
empowered in their organizations.

THE ENVIRONMENT:

Fair Trade actively encourages better environmental practices and the
application of responsible methods of production.


TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY:

Fair Trade involves transparent management and commercial relations to deal
fairly and respectfully with trading partners.

PAYMENT OF FAIR PRICE:

A fair price in the regional or local context is one that has been agreed through
dialogue and
participation.
It covers not only the costs of production but enables production which is
socially just and environmentally sound.
It provides fair pay to the producers and takes into account the principle of
equal pay for equal work by women and men.
Fair Traders ensure prompt payment to their partners and, whenever possible,
help producers with access to pre-harvest or pre-production financing.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

Fair Trade means a safe and healthy working environment for producers. The
participation of children (if any) does not adversely affect their well-being,
security, educational requirements and need for play and conforms to the UN
Convention on the Rights of the Child as well as the law and norms in the local
context.

HOW WE PRACTICE FAIR TRADE

OUR ARTISANS - OUR INSPIRATION - OUR FAMILY

We follow the basic rules of Fair Trade and in addition to that we encourage
the positive outlook in life.  
We consider our artisans part of our family.
Our success is also their success.
Our company gives priority to artisans who are disadvantaged and has no
access to other resources.
Women are also given opportunities to be able to work from home and take care
of her family. They will be able to send their children to school, afford health
care, food, clothing and shelter. Through our projects, they will be able to
improve their quality of lives and the community.  Our company provides
financial assistance through micro-entrepreneurship and cash advances for
materials and labor.  
We also provide training, workshops not just for business but positive outlook
in life and spiritual guidance.
We encourage them to be self-sufficient, practice sustainability and
preservation of our natural resources.
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