Our ethos

We believe that we all have a responsibility to use the earth's resources wisely and treat one another fairly.  At Weaving Hope we live this out not only by sourcing products from a supplier that is a Guaranteed Member of the World Fair Trade Organization, but also in our personal day-to-day choices, for example by composting our fruit and vegetable scraps, and walking or using public transport wherever possible.  And in the business we look to use recycled/recyclable packaging, to minimise waste, and have the toys come from Sri Lanka by sea.  We are also members of BAFTS Fair Trade Network UK, as a way of giving us accountability that we too adhere to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade (see below).

Ten principles of Fair Trade

And Fair Trade is not just about ensuring the artisans are paid a fair wage for their work - you can see a lot more detail on the World Fair Trade Organization's website here but in summary, the principles are:

1. Opportunities for disadvantaged producers

2. Transparency and accountability

3. Fair Trade practices

4. Fair payment

5. No child labour, no forced labour

6. No discrimination, gender equity, freedom of association

7. Good working conditions

8. Capacity building

9. Promote Fair Trade

10. Respect for the environment