IS FAIR TRADE REALLY FAIR?
This ikat textile artisan has produced some of the most amazing ikat textiles from Indonesia, and we are proud to say that he has created successful global textile traders making big bucks from his textiles, and some of these traders have claimed themselves to be “Fair Trade Traders”. Whilst he continues to make the traders richer, he somehow remains trapped in poverty. He and his wife with 4 children live in a 2.5 m x 2.5 m room, attached to a slightly grand house of one of his relatives, paying a small rent monthly.
We know there is a way to improve his life, and this can only be done by understanding what “Fair Trade” really means. We believe that “Fair Trade” is not just holding on to the certificate, but to carry the heart and help lift these people from poverty. They deserve to taste prosperity. Together we can prosper, eliminate unnecessary poverty. We promise you that you won’t have to go poor, to help him prosper, just trade Fairly.