Selyn

Founded in 1991 by Sandra Wanduragala, Selyn started its work with 15 women in the village of Wanduragala in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. Joined shortly thereafter by her brother, Hilary Wanduragala, Selyn now has nearly 1000 members within its organisation. Selyn is Sri Lanka’s only Fair Trade guaranteed company and supplies to Fair Traders and commercial…

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Life Interwoven

Life Interwoven is a social enterprise founded by a group of like-minded friends with the inspiration to fight disadvantage and poverty as well as helping to conserve traditional textile and handicrafts in South East Asia. In particular Life Interwoven aims to help small village-based enterprises by supporting enterprises that still use traditional and artisan techniques.…

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Ignite Design

Ignite Design is a Fair Trade initiative of Africa!Ignite, a Durban-based non-profit enterprise development agency that works across rural KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Providing access to markets is a critical area of enterprise development support for rural craft enterprises across KwaZulu-Natal. Ignite Design provides a range of capacity-building services to help develop technical and business skills,…

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Basha Enterprises

Each woman’s story varies, but for each her circumstances have put her at high risk of harm or resulted in her exploitation. Through the recently established Friends of Basha foundation, Basha also works with employees’ children ensuring the cycle of poverty and victimisation is broken. Basha hopes that all who work with them will be inspired…

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Nakta Designs

Many of Nakta’s artisans have been creating shyrdaks throughout their entire lives; Nakta Designs exists in order to provide them with expanded economic opportunities for their highly skilled work. Nakta’s female artisans, who traditionally live in remote mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan, make shyrdaks by hand. When you buy a shyrdak from Nakta Designs, you make a direct…

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