Traidcraft, the pioneers of Fairtrade products, have created the brand Artisans Fair to showcase the best of the Artisans craftwork, with an emphasis on sustainability, using just natural resources or recycled materials. Traidcraft is known for it's fair trade food, tea and coffee and even their gorgeous fairtrade chocolate, but they wanted to bring in a wide range of beautiful hand made craft products to show fair trade was not just about farmers being paid a premium.
Artisans Fair bring together a wide range of artists from the poorest countries and help them develop their traditional skills into a contemporary style, everything from arts and crafts to handmade jewelry. Each one of the products will tell you the story behind the artisan - check the Making the Difference tab to read their stories. From empowering women in the poorest countries to feed their families, to using up waste material and creating sustainable businesses.
So fairtrade is not just about fair trade chocolate or fairtrade coffee (though we have a wide range - check out their sections) it's about using traditional skills to raise people out of poverty and help the world's poorer people. It's about paying a premium to invest in communities and allowing us to have beautiful contemporary fair trade homewares in our house. Everything from their stunning fair trade recycled wine glasses, recycled metal key bowls to candles and rice bowls. Artisans fair focus on Up-cycled, recycled and natural materials as the base for products designed.