Adinkra Designs are proud members of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand and we are fully committed to the Fair Trade Principles and Code of Practice.
We strive to abide by the 10 principles of Fair Trade as guided by the WFTO. Please refer to WFTO for further information.
We work directly with a select team of artisans based in Bolgatanga, Ghana so that we can not only ensure the consistent quality of our baskets but to also ensure that our team is paid fairly and work within an ethical standard. Our team receives a steady weekly wage that provides income security, more than what they would receive by selling their baskets through the typical market process.
Adinkra Designs products are made from natural materials sourced from the earth that are completely sustainable. This also makes our products eco-friendly alternatives to mass produced substitutes on the market.
While Ghana is one of the most stable and safe African countries with healthy economic progress, it is still a developing nation with lots of potential for further growth. We believe progress begins with children and empowering children through education is vital in breaking the cycle of poverty. Adinkra Designs are committed to helping communities in Ghana; it is part of what we stand for. One of the many projects we are involved in is partnering with AYI Centres to build youth centres throughout Ghana.
Adinkra Designs raises awareness of the aim of Fair Trade and of the need for greater justice in world trade through Fair Trade. Adinkra Designs seeks to provide our customers with information about ourselves, our products, and our overseas partners. Honest advertising and marketing techniques are always used.