Environment: Passion in practice at La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE
Arts & crafts with respect for environment, people and tradition
Enjoy plasticfree summer with Fair Trade basketbag handmade of plantfibres and matching Fair Trade hat. www.la-maison-afrique-fairtrade.se
World Environment Day on 5 June 2023 #BeatPlasticPollution.
Rampant pollution, biodiversity breakdown, and climate instability are the most pressing planetary crises of our time. The rapid growth of plastic production poses serious threats to Earth's natural systems, on which life depends, and it's projected to get worse. Continuing with business-as-usual is simply not an option. La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE recommends: Say no to plastic, say yes to Fair Trade crafts of natural materials.
NO PLACE FOR PLASTIC IN OUR SEAS!
Plastic accounts for 85% of all marine litter and UNEP predicts that the amount of plastic in the ocean will almost triple by 2040. In Nov 2022 delegates from 150 countries are expected to begin negotiations on the world's first legally binding international treaty to eliminate one of humanity's most devastating sources of pollution: plastic. Say no to plastic, say yes to Fair Trade crafts made of natural materials. More info about the basket in the photo on La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE website
LIGHT UP with a Fair Trade lantern handmade of metal waste and scrap glass.
About the artisan behind the lantern: Turning the environmental problem of metal waste, used light bulbs, bottles etc various scrap glass – into household items, especially lanterns, is the profession of an artisan family in the Malagasy capital. A really bright initiative for a green world. Find out more about this and other environmentally conscious crafts on La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE website.
GENUINE CRAFTS OF A VARIETY LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL FIBERS
The materials in La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE hats and bags consist of a variety of different natural fibers that grow where the artisans live: the mountain grass, sedges, raffia palm leaves, sisal. They are natural fibers that grow wild in Madagascar without the use of artificial irrigation or pesticides. Using natural fibers in handicrafts has a long tradition in Madagascar. It is beneficial from many aspects. More about on La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE website under menu HAND CRAFTS. #crafts
World Environment Day 5 June 2022 #OnlyOneEarth
World Environment Day 5 June 2022 #OnlyOneEarth Choose Fair Trade crafts for global Sustainable Development. On the photo: Fair Trade hat handmade of sun-dried raffia palm leaves that have been braided into ribbons, then sewn together into a hat. Nice fit with round hill and small brim. Hat string around the hill. Classic peasant hat. More about the hat and the craft on La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE website.
BIODIVERSITY DAY 22 MAY 2022 Celebrate and protect Madagascar biodiversity!
Madagascar has one of the richest and most unique flora and fauna in the world to preserve. Madagascar is, together with the smaller surrounding islands, one of the world’s “biodiversity hotspots”. Madagascar also has an extremely high floral and faunal endemism. More about on La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE website
Fair Trade handcrafted & ecological
Fair Trade hatt, belt and bag crochet of sundried raffia palmleaves. Find out more about the products and the crafting on La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE website.
Fair Trade lantern handmade of collected and recycled waste.
Turning the environmental problem of metal waste, used light bulbs, bottles etc various scrap glass – into household items, especially lanterns, is the profession of an artisan family (artisan Madame Velosoa on small photo) in the Malagasy capital. Shining example of initiative for a green world. More about on La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE website.
Metal recycling & Fair Trade craftsmanship
Motorcycle skilfully and detailed handcrafted of collected recycled metal cans, i.e. metal waste. Good production makes good product: A) Production that helps alleviate increasing problem with waste handling. B) Production that makes metal waste to a resource. C) Production that is a genuine and environmentally friendly handcrafting. D) Production that helps fight poverty in one of Africa’s economically poorest and most marginalized countries. More about on La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE website
Plastic Free July
It is #PlasticFreeJuly and where is no place for plastic in our seas. Choose Fair Trade crafts of natural materials, e.g. Fair Trade bag for a picnic. The one in the photo is made of hand-woven raffia palm leaves and plaited reeds. Lining and drawstring closure of cotton fabric. The bag is excellently functional. More about the bag and the craft on La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE website.
Keep nature free from litter. RECYCLING + ZERO WASTE + FAIR TRADE for global Sustainable Development. #recycling #zerowaste #fairtrade #ecology
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BIODIVERSITY DAY 2020 Our solutions are in nature. Say no to plastic, say yes to Fair Trade crafts of natural materials. #BiodiversityDay #plasticfree #ecology #fairtrade #environment