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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.……
Pachamama has been a Fair Trade supplier since 1988. In the beginning 'Fair-
Starting trade in South America, Pachamama, meaning 'Mother Earth' was started as a means to fund voluntary work on ecological projects. The issues addressed as fair traders are the same as those which cause many ecological problems – the fundamental imbalance between rich and poor, and the absence of ethical considerations from the marketplace. Now, twenty years later we trade with Bali and Java in Indonesia. All of Pachamama jewellery is sterling silver, handmade by highly skilled silversmiths in small workshops in Bali and Java, Indonesia. The attention that our producers give to every item is proven in the quality of work. Pachamama believes that working fairly with its producers results in excellence -
In the central Andes of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, Pachamama is the Earth Mother – source and destination of all life, distillation of all time and space. She provides what we need, but in return must be respected and cared for, to maintain her ecological balance. Our trade is no longer with the people who live in the Andes, but the ethical principles represented by our choice of name are universal, and they are still just as relevant as when we began.
To visit the Pachamama web site and learn more of its operations, click the logo below.