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According to the FAO, we spent last year a decisive step: today, a billion persons suffers of hunger. Three quarters of these persons are farmers of the rural zones of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Thanks to the fair trade, one and a half million producers acquire the means to decide on their future by themselves.
According to the Article 60 of the law of August 2nd, 2005, the fair trade is defined in France as: " the fair trade joins in the national strategy of sustainable development. »

 

Our cultural involvement is consistent with our personnal ethics and goes beyond entrepreneurship in sustainable development and social responsability.

Our main commitments are of:

- Prefinance, if needed, the amount of the orders,

- Allow a just remuneration for craftsmen so that they live with dignity on their work : substantially high wages, contribution towards putting children to better schools, health care, subsidise meals offered, no-interest loans, pension fund and access to training

- Favor long-lasting and sustainable business connections with suppliers as consumers,

- assure transparency on the working conditions, the salaries, duration the relations, the process of production and distribution, prices and margins every stage of the process of marketing,

- To establish the shortest and the simplest circuit between the craftsman and the consumer,

- To encourage craftsmen to the autonomy by favoring the diversification of outlets,

- To use in a reasoned way raw materials and sources of energy : We select items made with naturel raw materials as clay, silk, cotton, recycled glass…..

Fabrication processes are based on traditionnal methods: hand made poteries,smoking, spinning and weaving.  Many of the dyes we use for the silk are 100%. For all our cotton home products, we use low-impact, reactive dyes purchased locally.

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