Inspired by their then four-year-old son's gift of his clothing to a street boy in New Delhi, Gina and Greg Hope created HOPE, a clothing company based on the notion of global community and the true nature of giving and receiving. Employing 10 hill-tribe women in Thailand, HOPE keeps their designs fresh by fusing global inspirations into contemporary Western designs. As members of the Fair Trade Federation, their crisp and light garments radiate gentle beauty and the hope for fair treatment for all of the world's people.
Founded in 1989 with assistance from UNICEF, Sana Hastakala is a not-for-profit organisation employing 22 seamstresses in-house, including 6 who are deaf, and working with over 70 artisan groups throughout Nepal in business and community development programs. As a founding member of Fair Trade Group Nepal and a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, Sana Hastakala paves the way for poverty alleviation and the facilitation of socio-economic development through Fair Trade. Each hand-crafted item is a testament to both the rich cultural heritage of traditional techniques and the individual skill and ingenuity Nepal's artisans, many of whom are women working on a small scale to support their own families. Their creations are the message of mutual enrichment through cultural exchange that is possible through Fair Trade; to be shared with, cuddled and loved by children across the globe. Coming soon ...
From the heights of the Himalayas to the Indonesian archipelago, globe-trotting Susu Mama scours the world for the most colourful, grooviest, and completely ethical threads that she can find to enchant and inspire every little world-citizen. As a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) and a BAFTS recognised Fair Trade importer, Susu Mama's World Wear line boldly proclaims a love of bright and beautiful colours, of the diversity of world cultures, of the people of every nation, and of the planet which we share.