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THE FAIR TRADE SHOP
Trading for a fairer world
Meet Our Suppliers………
At the Fair Trade Shop, we offer a wide range of products ethically sourced from suppliers committed to the principles and practice of fair trade, many of which are certified. Information about the selected supplier and its product range can be found below, or click here to see our map showing product source locations. More information can be obtained from the supplier’s own web site by clicking the logo.……
AURA QUE was founded in 2008, working directly with producers developing new patterns and ideas as well as organizing production runs. After a voluntary English teaching job in rural Nepal in 2003 and getting a First for her BA (Hons) fashion degree at London College of Fashion, UK designer Laura Queening wanted to combine her love of Asia, seeing new cultures and people and her creative skills by starting her own brand. With the enthusiasm of a new graduate and naturally gravitating towards Nepal after her previous travel experiences, she sourced and worked with various charity handicraft units and WFTO producer groups in Kathmandu, to bring local materials and designs to western markets.
AURA QUE works within fair trade principles, working closely with small producer groups that are WFTO members to ensure healthy and safe work environments and payment of living wages. It also encourages trade for small Nepalese family businesses and charity handicraft units, aiming to slowly build long term relationships with these suppliers, under the same fair principles. AURA QUE aims to make a difference to underprivileged communities by investing in equipment, encouraging return orders and developing the skills of the producers.
To visit the AURA QUE web site and learn more of its operations, click the logo below.