The Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand have put together a guide to shopping Fair Trade gifts this Christmas. We are proud to be part of the Fair Trade guide and to be acknowledged for the Fair Trade practices that are a core part of our business focus here in Ghana.
At this time of year, when consumerism is at it's peak, it is more important than ever to be mindful of the product choices and brands we choose to support.
Doing your research can be time consuming and so we appreciate the work the Fair Trade Association has put into this guide to ethical Christmas shopping for you.
There really is something for everyone - from homewares, jewellery, bags, clothes, children's toys, wallets, face masks, perfume, games, journals as well as food and drinks. You are sure to find the perfect ethical Christmas gift for the whole family.
Below we have collected our personal top pick favourites and you can download the full Christmas shopping guide here.
We have many handmade bags perfect for all occasions - whether you are heading to the beach, out for brunch, or need to carry all the many many items a Mama needs to cart around...we have a unique gift for all
We are in love with our sister brands latest collection of glass bead jewellery, handcrafted using traditional techniques in Ghana - head to their website to see the latest zodiac birthstone collection - absolutely stunning gift for Mum, Sister, Sister-in-law, Daughter...
Christmas is so magical for the little ones and we need to lead by example and show the importance of supporting fair trade for a better future for their world...there's no better way than by allowing them to play with beautiful handmade natural toys, we love Kenana Knitters soft animals made from organic wool, or our sustainable baskets that pair so perfectly with our dolls for a cause collection. Find them all in our kids section.
Know a plant lover or home decor addict? Then our homewares range will be ideal gifts. From our planters, to unique wall decor, bowls and more, head to our homewares section to browse the collection.
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Call it fake, call it a cheap copy, call it cultural appropriation…
Whatever it is, we do not like it one bit. Why? Because it is the artisan who will suffer. It is the artisan, the innovator, the original idea maker who loses out and it is down right unfair when those with greater resources, those in a more advantaged situation, replicate a product intrinsic to a particular groups culture, for their own financial gain.
You may have seen seagrass baskets identical to our hand woven baskets floating around in large department stores lately. What infuriates us is when these seagrass baskets are labeled and marketed as “Bolga baskets”. Read the full blog to learn how to tell a fake from the true "Bolga Basket" and how you as a consumer can help.
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