|Manly Fairtrade Market|
Fair Traders of Australia was officially launched at the Manly Fair Trade Market by Cheryl Kernot, Chair of FTAANZ. There are currently ten businesses that have successfully been assessed against the Ten Standards of Fairtrade, and are now endorsed Fair Traders.
|Cheryl Kernot, Fair Traders of Australia Launch|
|Warp & Weft|
I was excited to see that Better World Arts, the makers of my favourite cushion, are one of the ten accredited Fair Traders of Australia. They had a beautiful selection at the market – I was sorely tempted to buy another cushion for the couch. But it was a tough choice, there were oodles of rainbow coloured handmade silk items from Nurturing Threads, and beautiful hand woven and dyed Andean hats and scarves from Warp & Weft (great name - don’t you think?) and startlingly gorgeous boots and shoes from Barachala. Carpets for Communities was competing in the Colour Olympics with handmade rugs that you just wanted to bury yourself in.
|Carpets for Communities|