Fair Go Trading: About the Makers
Kubu Rattan Baskets
Where: Baskets made in Majalengka Regency, West Java, Indonesia. Rattan grown in Surawesi, Indonesia
Materials: Rattan, a type of vine native to Indonesia
Values: Fair Trade, Sustainability, keeping traditional cultural skills alive, supporting artisans in rural areas
Fair Trade Partnership
"Fair Go Trading located this producer group through our network of Fair Trade colleagues who connect with the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). We first visited this producer group in early 2019, to take a look at their workplace, meet the workers and to discuss arrangements with management. However, we have been working with their umbrella organization for about 14 years."
- Fair Go Trading
You can support these artisans by purchasing their baskets here.
Where: Made in Moradabad, India
Materials Used: Steel, hand-painted with non-toxic paint
Values: Fair Trade, handmade
Each cup is individually hand-painted!
The last step is polishing the steel so it is bright and shiney
You can support these artisans by purchasing their steel jugs, tumblers and home decor here.
Where: Made by Bihari women in Bangladesh
Materials Used: 100% cotton
Technique: 'Ami' means 'crocheted or knitted' in Japanese. 'Amigurumi' is the Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small yarn toys.
Values: Fair Trade, handmade, empowering women, keeping traditional culture skills alive
Purchasing the cotton
A group of women crocheting toys in Bangladesh
A woman skilfully crochets a toy in Bangladesh
You can support these artisans by purchasing their toys here.