Fair to Trade Ltd
Christmas, Easter and Religious and Bespoke decorations, gifts and greetings cards developed alongside recognised fair trade producers including papier-mâché from Kashmir, olive wood from Palestine, felt and hand made paper from Nepal and embroidery from Bangladesh.
Each range combines traditional skills and materials from the region with our knowledge and experience of the UK market creating commercial and competitively priced products. Customers can choose from a wide selection of decorations and designs or develop their own fairly traded bespoke items.
Customers include cultural and heritage sites, museums, galleries, cathedral and church shops, garden centers, fair trade shops and independent retailers.
We offer a wide selection of papiermache boxes ideal for Easter including Rabbit, Chicken and Egg shapes in a variety of sizes and designs. Together with matching decorations, each box is expertly han ...
Our range of hand embroidered greetings cards are expertly made by skilled women artisans living in rural Bangladesh. Each card is individually stitched and then mounted in a hand made paper frame whi ...
We have a wide range of olive wood religious items that are made by carvers working with a fair trade group in Bethlehem. Products include crosses, rosaries, tea lights, Christmas decorations and nati ...
All of our products are hand made so alongside our stock items we can offer bespoke items across our ranges. One of our most popular bespoke items are papiermache Christmas baubles from Kashmir. Each ...
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansWe place the 10 principles of Fair Trade as defined by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) at the heart of our business and ensure that all of our products meet these values.Sustainability initiativesWe ensure that all of the producers we work with are working to the principles of fair trade. We develop ranges in different regions of the world building upon local skills, raw materials and craftsmanship.Pledges for the yearWe are working towards eliminating single use materials and making packaging more recyclable.Sustainable ProductsPapier-mâché decorationsThe raw material to make these items are old newspapers and waste paper collected from offices in Kashmir.Embroidered Greetings CardsThe paper that holds the hand embroidery is made from waste material such as cotton or jute that is left over from the garment industry in Bangladesh.Olive Wood giftsThe olive wood made to use our items is pruned each year after harvest. The trees are part of everyday Palestinian life and are never destroyed to make the items.AT THE FAIRNEW TO THE FAIRSocial equity at your companyAll of the groups we work with are working to the 10 principles of fair trade ensuring not only fair pay but good working conditions, non discrimination and no forced or child labour.Certified sustainable products by third partyCERTIFIEDCertified byMany of our producers are guaranteed WFTO membersMaterialsWe have products made from recycled materialsWe have products made from sustainability sourced raw materialsCards and wrap made from recycled materials, natural fibre products, boxes made from reclaimed fire wood which is a by-product of managed forestry programme.Ethical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsOur products are made by people employed in good working conditionsWe have mapped our entire supply chainWe challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identifyWe have an ethical policyWithin the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of AssociationOur producer all follow the 10 principles of Fair Trade as defined by WFTO