Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fair Trade Tuesday

Had je het al gemerkt?
T'is internationale week van de Fairtrade!
tijd dus
voor een aantal leuke tips uit Fair Tradeland!

Fair Trade Kralen
ze bestaan!
je moet wel even zoeken, maar er zijn wel degelijk organisaties
die mannen en vrouwen uit het zuiden aan het werk zetten,
hen een rechtvaardig loon daarvoor betalen
en de afgewerkte producten bij ons verkopen.

Wel jammer dat je niet zeker weet of de kralen die je koopt bij De Banier, Zahia, Pippoos,of uit China laat overvliegen, of die eigenlijk Fair Trade zijn. Je zou met een veel geruster geweten aan het rijgen slaan ;-)
Eigenlijk zou die hele handel Fair Trade moeten zijn! maar er is nog een lange weg...

Onderaan een aantla adressen waar je alvast met een geruster geweten kan shoppen:
(jammergenoeg vond ik geen enkele supplier met Fair Trade glaskralen uit India... en toch bestaan ze)

Did you notice?
It's fair trade week!
So it's time for sometips from Fair Trade land!
We can only support organisations who build up Trade projects in the South, helping to improve the lives of people there. Fair trade means that craftsmen, craftswomen, and artisans involved in creating the beads were not exploited in the process of bringing these beads to you. They are paid the amount they deserve.
So just making the effort to buy Fair Trade, no matter how small, when combined with the efforts of others, this can make a difference.

Below I gathered some Fair trade shops who sell Fair Trade beads
But please, if you may know any other Fair Trade bead shop, please share it in the comments!

- Recycled Paper beads:

is a community development project where Ugandan women make paper beads. You can buy jewelry, but you can also buy loose beads.

- recycled glass beads

eShopAfrica sells various sizes, shapes, and colors of recycled glass beads. eShopAfrica belongs to the Fair Trade Federation. Cool thing: you can see the process the artisans use to make the beads.

EcoButterfly Organics sells also recycled glass beads. They belong to the Organic Trade Association and Co-Op America, and their website stresses their commitment to fair.

fair trade beads miscelleanous

Happy Mangobeads
Felted beads
Trade Beads

Sunmoon Felted beads

- Silver and Brass findings

Fair Trade Hill Tribe Silver

Want to know more?
Find here the Charter of Fair Trade Principles
and a blog about Fair Trade beads and how to recognize them


baahar said...

Wonderful to see so many places to get fair trade items from. I think it is a shame that we still support companies who do not trade fairly .. what does this say about our ethics?

I also find it very disturbing when a brand sells several coffee beans and then one kind of fair trade coffee beans ... they openly admit, ney shout out, that they are cheating most of the time.

vadjutka said...

woow, thanks for the links Fleur - I will check them one by one!

zsazsazsu said...

And another one :

Great post Greet !

BundlesofBlossoms said...

Wonderful post! Very informative! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

wonderful post and very useful with all the information and links. Thank you so much, Greet. I will check them out now.