About the Makers

The Dharma Door Fair Trade Australia

Quick Facts

  • The people that make our products work in conditions that comply with the 10 Principles of Fair Trade, including receiving a fair wage, safe work conditions, and no child or forced labour
  • The vast majority of the people that make our products are women. Receiving a fair income means that the women don't have to depend on their husbands or male family members financially. It also means they can afford education for their children, which has a far-reaching impact on the whole community. The World Bank states keeping girls in the classroom for as long as possible is crucial in the fight to eradicate global poverty
  • We stock products that are made in over 20 different countries, including Australia
  • Every single one of our products is uniquely handmade
  • Many of our makers use traditional craft techniques, processes, and materials or ingredients, which ensures traditional skills and cultural knowledge are kept alive
  • Our Aboriginal Art suppliers are members of the Indigenous Art Code, which preserves and promotes the ethical trade of Indigenous Art. Artists receive royalties for every sale
  • Our products are made from natural materials and dyes, which means the makers are not exposed to harmful chemicals during production

The people behind the products

Click on the brands below to learn more about the people and processes behind the products.

Article 22 - Laos

Article 22 Makers

Better World Arts - Australia and India

Better World Arts Aboriginal Art and Fair Trade Gifts

Eden Jewellery - Myanmar & other parts of Asia

Eden Jewellery Fair Trade Australia

Joyn Bags - India and Nepal

Joyn Fair Trade Bags Australia

Kenana Knitters - Kenya

Pebble Child - Bangladesh

SOKO Jewellery - Kenya

Starfish Project - Asia