The Fair Trade Store

Learn about Fair Trade principles, products & artisans in the developing world.

The Artisans who make Fair Trade Products – Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (MKS)

2021-09-19T16:30:36+01:00

It`s a popular question. Who are the actual artisans that make the Fair Trade products that are now available for us to buy? Well, Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (or MKS) are one of the groups that do. They are based in Mukundapur, Kolkata, which is in West Bengal, India. Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (MKS) was founded in [...]

The Artisans who make Fair Trade Products – Madhya Kalikata Shilpangan (MKS)2021-09-19T16:30:36+01:00

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

2021-09-08T08:41:25+01:00

Talented artisans at Handicraft Villa in India make these classic buffalo leather wallets and accessories. 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 [...]

Taking a closer look at Handicraft Villa in India & their Buffalo Leather Wallets & Accessories2021-09-08T08:41:25+01:00

The Story Behind Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India

2021-09-08T08:47:50+01:00

Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India. This project involves a Fair Trade group 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 an income for themselves [...]

The Story Behind Handmade Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags from India2021-09-08T08:47:50+01:00

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

2021-10-31T15:39:02+00:00

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 and the work of TARA Projects (Trade Alternative Reform Action), Delhi, India.2021-10-31T15:39:02+00:00

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

2021-11-01T13:55:27+00:00

"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 and its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story2021-11-01T13:55:27+00:00

How Asha Handicrafts Association Supports Fair Trade Artisans in India

2021-11-02T19:01:48+00:00

Asha Handicrafts Association 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 [...]

How Asha Handicrafts Association Supports Fair Trade Artisans in India2021-11-02T19:01:48+00:00

The Story Behind Fair Trade Producer Group Aspiration International in India

2021-11-01T11:18:31+00:00

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 International in India2021-11-01T11:18:31+00:00

Celebrating 10 years of trading – “Open Day” at The FAIR Trade Store in Southport

2022-05-24T14:57:26+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 Southport2022-05-24T14:57:26+01:00

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

2021-11-02T17:16:53+00:00

"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, India2021-11-02T17:16:53+00:00

Recycled Tin Can Bikes from Madagascar

2016-10-27T16:24:52+01:00

Working with recycled aluminium tin cans is a technique called "Kapoaka" in Madagascar. The discarded pop, beer and air freshener cans, tin cans and aerosols are individually cut, folded and soldered into their own unique shape - including model bikes and bicycles. Each intricate piece of tin is carefully soldered with precision and the constructed [...]

Recycled Tin Can Bikes from Madagascar2016-10-27T16:24:52+01:00

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