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Fair Trade & Our Artisans

Fair trade is an approach to business and to development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system. Sustainable Threads is a member of The Fair Trade Federation, a community of businesses committed to upholding the highest standards of fair trade practices. Members go through a rigorous screening process, demonstrating commit to the following fair trade principles:

  • Create opportunities for economically and socially marginalized producers
  • Develop transparent and accountable relationships
  • Build capacity
  • Promote fair trade
  • Pay promptly and fairly
  • Support safe and empowering working conditions
  • Ensure the rights of children
  • Cultivate environmental stewardship
  • Respect cultural identity

At Sustainable Threads we are committed to cultivating long-term fair trade relationships with low-income artisan communities in India. The artisans we work with face diverse challenges and social concerns. We have a specific emphasis on artisan cooperatives and groups employing women. We aspire to provide these artisans access to fair wages, larger markets and secure, sustainable livelihoods. We work with groups that engage with local social and environmental concerns and create enriching opportunities and new possibilities for artisans and their communities.

We collaborate closely with these artisan cooperatives and groups in order to develop mutually-beneficial and long term trade relationships. These relationships allow us to offer customers beautiful and meaningful high quality products. All of the products made by these groups are hand-made, and carefully designed to be environmentally friendly.

Look at the artisan profiles to learn more specific information about the great artisan groups we work with.

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