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The 10 principles of Fair Trade:1 Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers 2 Transparency and Accountability 3 Fair Trading 4 Payment of…
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LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
Least developed countries (LDCs) are low-income countries confronting severe structural impediments to sustainable development, highly vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks and have low levels of human assets. There are currently 46 countries on the list of LDCs. Madagascar is one of them – and one of the economically poorest of the 46 countries. LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE recommends: Choose Fair Trade crafts for global Sustainable Development
13 May 2023 World Fair Trade Day + World Migratory Bird Day = Global Responsibility
On photo: Fair Trade basket bag handmade from natural white, sun-dried raffia palm leaves and sedges. Artisan Madame Odette inserted in the image. More information about the basket bag, the craft and the artisans can be found on the La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE website. World Migratory Bird Day 2023 focuses on the importance of water for life on the planet – and for migratory birds. La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE recommends: Choose Fair Trade crafts for a global Sustainable Development.
Global responsibility - 13 May 2023 is World Fair Trade Day and World Migratory Bird Day
Life is best when the sky is the roof. Put on the Fair Trade hat and enjoy nature! See the migratory birds that come, for example the beautiful barn swallows that right now come to Europe from Africa. The Fair Trade hat in the photo is handmade from artisans' local natural plant fibres: sun-dried, nature white raffia palm leaves that have been braided. World Migratory Bird Day and World Fair Trade Day is a nice combo that reminds of shared responsibility for the small round planet we live on.
"The time is always right to do what is right." Martin Luther King Jr
"The time is always right to do what is right." Martin Luther King Jr Is there anything hopeful to be found in a time of economic anxiety and ecological crisis? - Yes! Quote from the Swedish Trade Federation report 2023: "..the consumers of the future - generation Z." …”Generation Z is generally an unusually engaged group with a sense of being able to influence the world. They have grown up with Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and climate protests." We comment: The fight continues...🌍💚😀
GENUINE CRAFTSMANSHIP FAR FROM THE FACTORY
The products in La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE range are genuine handicrafts made in small craft studios and homes – none of the products are made in a factory environment. FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK is an annual campaign, which this year April 22-29 marks 10 years since the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed. The campaign Fashion Revolution's vision is a global fashion industry that preserves and restores the environment and values people over growth and profit.
MADE IN AFRICA makes the future for Africa
Africa is rich in raw materials - but when the manufacturing does not take place in Africa, Africa does not become rich.Export of raw materials causes Africa to miss out on added value, dependent on imports of consumer and capital goods, losing technological development and job opportunities. La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE focuses on goods with high added value, does not trade in raw materials. The colonial trading pattern was based on Africa being a supplier of raw materials. We work for change.
Made in Africa makes the future for Africa
Africa is rich in raw materials - but when the manufacturing does not take place in Africa, Africa does not become rich. The export of raw materials causes Africa to miss out on added value, technological development and jobs. Remaining dependent on imports of consumer and capital goods. La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE focuses on goods with high added value, does not trade in raw materials. The colonial trading pattern was based on Africa being a supplier of raw materials. We work for change.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 8 MARCH 2022
Choose a Fair Trade sun hat for sun protection - but also for environmental care, poverty reduction, gender equality. Don’t forget the head issues. Here: Fair Trade sun hat braided of the artisans’ local natural fibres: sun-dried raffia palm leaves. A small photo shows artisan Madame Clarisse with one of the little girls in the village whose future is improved by the mothers' hat production. - It is about women's power over their situation and finances… today and as role models for daughters.
LA MAISON AFRIQUE FAIR TRADE
BASKETRY Choose Fair Trade basketry for environmental care, gender equality, fighting poverty and for preservation of excellent craftsmanship with a long history. Find out more about the basketry crafts and artisans at La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE website.
La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE with its raison d'être (mission) "Arts & Crafts from Madagascar with respect for environment, people and tradition" celebrates 25 years. The Fair Trade organization was registered on October 25, 1995.
Fairtrade axelväska med blixtlåsstängning
11 May 2019 World Fair Trade Day & World Migratory Bird Day Be Fair & Protect Birds: Be the solution to plastic pollution! Fair Trade shoulder bag made by the craftsmen's local, renewable natural fibers. The bag is designed in collaboration between artisan and designer Mme Hanta (in small photo) and La Maison Afrique FAIR TRADE. An excellent functional Fair Trade alternative to bags made of plastic, nylon etc. synthetic material that damages animals and nature.