Monday, May 11, 2009

FAIR TRADE

9th of May was the International Day of The Fair Trade.
For years me and hubby have been volunteers in the Fair Trade shop in Belgium and were engaged in all sorts of campaigns and demonstrations for development Cooperations with the South.
Oh, where are those days??? We have a bit calmed down on thes issues the last few years, having 4 kids and getting older :-))


Once my hubby let shave all his hair off for a campaing for the Tobin Tax .
Well, I did not go that far in my engagement!

So it's no surprise I do try to use Fair Trade supplies in my creations. It's all about suporting women in the South. I do not only try to recycle and repurpose things (into jewelry), but I do try to use stuff that gives a better live to those people from poor continents!
I use for example the Fair Trade silk that comes from Vietnam. (I bought it at Sjamma's, a fair trade shop in Ghent) The silver beads come from Ethiopea bought by my Hubby to local people in Jima and Addis...

And these are the results! New Silk Diva Necklaces
If you want to see more creations of Fleurfatale with Fair Trade supplies used in it, go here.

9 comments:

Rita from alatvian.etsy.com said...

Well done!

ingermaaike said...

Yes it is a great way to support those in need but not taking away the independence!

Chichiboulie said...

that is wonderful!

fel4u said...

This sounds wonderful Greet !!
Its also great to see a pic with both of you !!

Nicole said...

Great post about the two of you. And great link at the end of the post. I'm really impressed with the both of you.

BlueTerracotta said...

Great post! Bravo for your involvement!

vadjutka said...

this is so great...makes your diva necklaces even more shining!

..and that photo is just so cute! :-)

Marbella Designs said...

excellent work!

ira said...

Well I'm with you in this case fleur! I'm more 'fair trade' person than 'hand pick your local product type of person'. Why should we prevent those poor people to earn some decent money for a living! The most important is wherever we got the products from make sure they all been produce in a good manner and no one been treated unfair!