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BAFTS members at ACE Convention 2014

Four of our BAFTS - British Association for FAIR TRADE Shops and Suppliers members are exhibiting at the ACE Convention York 20-21 March:
Best Years Ltd (stall 24)
Just Trade- Fair Trade Jewellery and Accessories (stall 1)
Fair to Trade Ltd. (stall 53) and Fair Grounds on stall 3. Best wishes to all our exhibitors!!
 

Public List of BAFTS Suppliers

 

 Supplier members - The following are members of BAFTS who import from the developing world and sell to retailers

 

Based in

 

Imports from

Africa React Ltd

 

London

South Africa

Akoma International (UK) Limited

 

Derby

Ghana

Alastair Hull Importer and Merchant

 

Cambridgeshire

Various

Artes Mundi / Faraway Finds

 

Cambridgeshire

Various

 Aura Que Holmfirth

 

Nepal

 

 Azeti Wiltshire

 Various

 

Banyan Tree Crafts

 

Norfolk

Nepal

Believe You Can

 

Brighton

India

 Best Years Ltd

 Northampton

 Egypt and Bangladesh

Black Yak

 

East Yorkshire

Nepal

Comfort Rwanda

 

Kilsyth, Scotland

Rwanda

Cool Trade Winds

 

Ringwood, Hampshire

Indonesia

Coral Seed

 

Gloucestershire

Bangladesh

 Dalit Goods Company

 

 Derbyshire India

 Danusha Designs 

 

 Northumberland

 Nepal

 E T Games (was Pucket Enterprises) 

 London

 
  India  

 Earth Squared

 East Lothian

 Northern  Vietnam

Earth Works Ireland

 

Belfast

Various - Asia

Fair Grounds 

West Yorkshire

Various

Fair to Trade Ltd

 

Reading, Berkshire

Various

Fair Trade Interiors

 

Derby

Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand

 Felt So Good Bristol Nepal

Forever Amano

 

Tintwistle, Derbyshire

Bolivia

Global Seesaw (Freeset Ltd)

 

Southampton

India

Greater Goods

 

Somerset

India

Hadeel UK (Palcrafts)

 

Edinburgh

Palestine

 Holy Lama Naturals Hatfield India
 Ibu Indah Devon Bali

Ian Snow Ltd

 

Devon

India

Java Art

 

Leicestershire

Indonesia

Just Buy Uk Ltd

 

Surrey

Kenya

Just Trade

 

Brighton

Latin America

Just Trade (UK) Ltd

 

London

Peru

Just Trading Scotland

 

Paisley

Malawi

Juzi

 

Essex

Kenya

KartiMarket

 

London

Indonesia

Kazuri

 

Suffolk

Kenya

Kerala (Crafts)

 

Bath

India

Kipepeo

 

London

Kenya

Koseli Wholesale

 

Hertfordshire

Nepal

Lacorine

 

Surrey

Peru

Lanka Kade

 

Market Harborough, Leicesteshire

Sri Lanka

Lovethatstuff

 

Brighton

India

LoveZimbabwe Fair Trade

 

Abergavenny

Zimbabwe

Luna Tree Jewellery

 

Chester

Thailand

Mafana

 

Harlow, Essex

Madagascar

Manumit Fair Trade Limited

 

Newbury, Berkshire

India, Vietnam, Chile, Kenya

Mara Crafts Ltd

 

Manchester

Kenya

   Mixy Fandino

 

 London Colombian Andes

 

 My Wild

 

 London Kenya

More than Bags

 

Anglesey

Nepal

Namaste

 

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Various

New Overseas Traders

 

 

India

Nkuku

 

Devon

India

Nomads Clothing

 

Cornwall

India

Orchid Living Ltd / Spring Valley Interiors

 

South Yorkshire

Thailand

Pachamama Knitwear Ltd

 

London

Ecuador & Nepal

Paper High

 

Brighton

India

Siesta Crafts Ltd

 

Canterbury, Kent

Various

 Siiren

 

 Devon Indonesia

Silkthreads

 

Worcestershire

India

Siwok Crafts Ltd

 

Newark, Nottinghamshire

Argentina

Spirals of Abundance

 

Herefordshire

Nepal

Sunlover

 

Somerset

Various

SuSuMaMa World Wear

 

Brighton

Various - Asia

thang tho

 

London

Thailand

The Friendly Trading Company

Wiltshire

Senegal

Tilnarart

 

Ongar, Essex

Various

 

 Traidcraft

 

 Gateshead Various

Tumi

 

Bristol

Latin America

Tumi Crafts

 

Bath

Latin America

York Scarves

 

York

India

Women for Conservation (formerly Amparo Crafts)

 

South Yorkshire

Colombia

Zhambala Arts

 

Surrey

Various -  Asia

Zodingdi

 

Middlesex

India

 Zuri Design Liverpool

 

 Africa

 

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List of BAFTS Direct Sourcing Retailers

The following are members of BAFTS who import goods from the developing world and sell them directly to the public.

BAFTS Direct Sourcing Retailers

Based in

Contact

Amazonas

 

Manchester

Brad Spencer

 Chifundo Chester

 Malawi

 

 Jump4Timbuktu Herefordshire

 Chris Armstrong

 http://www.jump4timbuktu.org/ 

Lumina Jewellery

 

Reading, Berkshire

Sara Saund

https://sites.google.com/site/luminajewellery2/ 

 Made Fair

 

 Bristol

 Jemima Alexander

 http://www.madefair.co.uk/

Mahouts

 

Worcestershire

Sarah Blaine

http://www.mahouts.co.uk/ 

Myakka

 

Somerset

Georgie Hopkins

http://www.myakka.co.uk/ 

Natural Flow Direct

 

East Sussex

David Ball

http://www.naturalflow.co.uk/ 

 Paper Stuff

 

 Edinburgh

 Sunil Sharma

 http://www.paper-stuff.com/ 

Priya Trading

 

Shap, Cumbria

Bernard Rostron

http://www.tigermountain.co.uk/ 

P3 Design

 

Canterbury, Kent

Ed Millard

http://p3earthdesigns.com/view.php?id=5 

The Africa House

 

Harrogate

Jonathan Knocker

http://www.theafricahouse.com/ 

Yho! Yho!

 

Melrose, Roxburghshire

Gillian Howard

 

  

 

List of BAFTS Shops

The following are members of BAFTS who sell fairly traded goods to the public. Some are physical shops but others are internet-based or sell at events and markets around the country. At least 70% of the goods for sale are from recognised fair trade sources.

  

BAFTS Shops

Based in

Contact

Accessory Fair

 

Birmingham

Colin Timperley

http://www.accessoryfair.co.uk/

 Artes Mundi

 

 Ely,  Cambridgeshire

 Mark and Sian Hugo

 http://www.artes-mundi.co.uk/ 

Aztec Arts

 

Glossop, Derbyshire

Joanna Pollard

http://aztec-arts.co.uk/ 

 Black Yak

 

 Drifield, East    Riding

 Rupert Harrison

 http://www.blackyak.co.uk/ 

Bread of Life Centre

 

London

Mary Watson Nunziato

http://www.cced.org.uk/fairtradecentre.html 

Carlisle World Shop 

Carlisle

Lorna Strong

http://www.carlisleworldshop.co.uk/ 

Chester Fair Trading 

Chester

Helen Connor

 

Created Woodcrafts

 

Dumfries & Galloway

Rolf Buwert

http://www.createdwoodcrafts.co.uk/ 

Daisy Daisy

 

Isle of Wight

Annabel Robin

 

 Earth Works  Ireland 

 Ireland

 Paddy and Una Carroll

 http://www.earthworksireland.com/ 

Ethos Trading

 

Hertfordshire

Annie Samwells

http://www.ethostrading.co.uk/

Fairer Planet

 

Bradford

Mo Zafir

http://www.fairtradewarehouse.co.uk/

Fairer World

 

York

Moira Bridge

http://www.fairerworldyork.co.uk/ 

Fair Do’s / Siopa Teg 

Cardiff

Jan Tucker

http://www.fairdos.com/

Fair Trade Design 

West Midlands

Gill Smith

http://www.fairtradedesign.co.uk/ 

Fairwind Trading Co. Ltd 

Hertfordshire

Teresa Owen

http://www.fairwindonline.com/ 

Food For Thought (Fair Shares) 

Fife

Bruce Stuart

 Forever Amano

 

 Derbyshire

 

 James Audsley

 http://www.foreveramano.com/ 

Gateway World Shop 

Durham

Hazel Dobson

http://www.gatewayworldshop.co.uk

  Gecko Gifts

 Norfolk

 Alexandra Stickels

 www.geckogifts.co.uk 

 Global Seesaw

 

 Southampton

 

 Mark Wakeling

 http://www.globalseesaw.co.uk/ 

Green Gift Company Ltd 

Midlothian

Jane Brennan

http://www.greengiftcompany.com/ 

 Hadeel UK

 (Palcrafts) 

 Edinburgh

 

 Carol  Morton

 http://www.hadeel.org/

Hire Education 

North Yorkshire

Peter Wallin

http://www.starbeck.com/ 

 Holy Lama  Naturals Hatfield

 Gouri Kubair 

 www.holylama.co.uk  

Hull One World Shop 

Hull

Nigel Mills

http://www.oneworldshophull.com/ 

 Just The Fair  Trade Shop  Leicester Leicester Sarah Shepherd   http://www.justfairtrade.com/

Justicia

 

Bolton

Martin Roe

http://www.boltonjusticiashop.co.uk/justicia/ 

Just Sharing

 

Cambridgeshire

Susan Billings

http://www.stivesfreechurch.org/content/pages/documents/1347352828.pdf 

Just Traid

 

Suffolk

David Wakeford

http://justtraidbse.com/Just_Traid/Our_Shop.html 

 Kerala Crafts

 

 Bath

 

 Christine Snow

 http://www.keralacrafts.co.uk/ 

Kolkata/FAIR

 

Brighton

Siobhan Wilson

http://thefairshop.co.uk/#4 

 Lanka Kade Market  Harborough,  Leicestershire

 Diane and Upul Soysa

 http://www.lankakade.co.uk/store/welcome/ 

 Love That Stuff

 

 Brighton

 

 Barbara Wilson

 http://www.lovethatstuff.co.uk/ 

Mimosaastyle

 

Derbyshire

Gary Locke

http://www.mimosastyle.co.uk/ 

 Mixy Fandino

 

 London

 Mixy Fandino

 http://www.nereidajewellery.com

 More Than  Bags 

 Anglesey

 Mandy Beal

 http://www.morethanbags.co.uk/ 

 Namaste

 

 Skipton,

 North Yorks 

 Sam Brummitt

 http://www.namaste-uk.com/

 Nomads

 

 Cornwall

 

 Jo Ralphs

 https://www.nomadsclothing.com/

North South Trading 

Stockton-on-Tees

Jenny Medhurst

 

One World Shop 

Edinburgh

Rachel  Farey

http://www.oneworldshop.co.uk/ 

One World Shop Waterloo 

London

Eileen Hamilton

Oxford Fairtrade Co-operative 

Oxford

Karen Avery

http://www.fairtradeatstmichaels.co.uk/ 

 Paper High

 

 Brighton

 

 Mark Woolley

 http://www.paperhigh.com/ 

RISC The World Shop 

Reading, Berkshire

Matin Mikhail

http://www.risc.org.uk/ 

Shakti Man

 

Isle of Man

Leni Lewis

http://www.shaktiman.co.uk/ 

 Siesta Crafts  Ltd

 Canterbury

 

 Les Harper

 http://www.siestacrafts.co.uk/ 

Simply The Best 

Dornoch, Highlands

Gavin Wright

https://www.simplythebestontheweb.co.uk 

Sonia’s Smile

 

Haworth, West Yorkshire

Rita Verity

http://www.soniassmile.com/ 

Spirals

 

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Sarah Halstead

http://www.spiralsfairtrade.co.uk/ 

 Spirals of  Abundance Herefordshire

 Looby McNamara

 http://www.spiralsofabundance.com/ 

 Sunlover

 

 Frome

 Somerset 

 Sam Coster

 http://www.sunlover-uk.com/ 

 The Anglesey Paper Company North West Wales

 Mandy Beal

 http://www.angleseypapercompany.co.uk/

The Dragon’s Garden

Carmarthenshire

Mandy Thomas

http://dragons-garden.com/ 

The India Shop Ltd 

Marlborough, Wiltshire

Alex Gwakyaa

http://www.theindiashop.co.uk/

The Fair Trade Shop, Ashford 

Kent

Martin Turner

http://www.fairtradeshopashford.co.uk/

The Fair Trade Shop, Ipswich 

Ipswich

Margaret Fish

http://www.thefairtradeshopipswich.co.uk/ 

The Fair Trading Company 

Durham

Andy Harding

http://www.thefairtradingcompany.com/store/ 

The Fair Trading Place 

Melbourne, Derbyshire

Christine Lee

http://www.fairtrade-melbourne.co.uk/ 

The Fairtrading Post 

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Dolores Harvey

http://thefairtradingpost.co.uk/ 

 The Friendly  Trading  Company Wiltshire

 Dave Westbury

 http://www.friendlytrading.co.uk/ 

 The Olive  Branch 

 Bradford

 Anna Leinster

 

Trade Aid 

Stoke on Trent

Ann Worthington

http://www.tradeaiduk.org/ 

Traders Fair World Shop 

Colchester

Susan Fox

 

Traid Links

 

Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Jane Stokes

http://www.traid-links.co.uk/ 

 Tumi Crafts

 

 Bristol

 

 David Scott

 http://www.tumi.co.uk/

 Tumi Jewellery

 

 Bath

 

 Lucy Davies

 http://www.tumijewellery.com/

 Zodingdi

 

 Enfield, Middlesex

 

 Nuni Randall

 http://www.zodingdi.co.uk/

 

 

WFTO 10 Principles of Fair Trade – updated July 2013

WFTO prescribes 10 Principles that Fair Trade Organizations must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out monitoring to ensure these principles are upheld:

Principle One: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
Poverty reduction through trade forms a key part of the organization's aims. The organization supports marginalized small producers, whether these are independent family businesses, or grouped in associations or co-operatives. It seeks to enable them to move from income insecurity and poverty to economic self-sufficiency and ownership. The organization has a plan of action to carry this out.

Principle Two: Transparency and Accountability The organization is transparent in its management and commercial relations. It is accountable to all its stakeholders and respects the sensitivity and confidentiality of commercial information supplied. The organization finds appropriate, participatory ways to involve employees, members and producers in its decision-making processes. It ensures that relevant information is provided to all its trading partners. The communication channels are good and open at all levels of the supply chain.

Principle Three: Fair Trading Practices The organization trades with concern for the social, economic and environmental well-being of marginalized small producers and does not maximize profit at their expense. It is responsible and professional in meeting its commitments in a timely manner. Suppliers respect contracts and deliver products on time and to the desired quality and specifications. Fair Trade buyers, recognizing the financial disadvantages producers and suppliers face, ensure orders are paid on receipt of documents and according to the attached guidelines. An interest free pre-payment of at least 50% is made if requested. Where southern Fair Trade suppliers receive a pre payment from buyers, they ensure that this payment is passed on to the producers or farmers who make or grow their Fair Trade products. Buyers consult with suppliers before canceling or rejecting orders. Where orders are cancelled through no fault of producers or suppliers, adequate compensation is guaranteed for work already done. Suppliers and producers consult with buyers if there is a problem with delivery, and ensure compensation is provided when delivered quantities and qualities do not match those invoiced. The organization maintains long term relationships based on solidarity, trust and mutual respect that contribute to the promotion and growth of Fair Trade. It maintains effective communication with its trading partners. Parties involved in a trading relationship seek to increase the volume of the trade between them and the value and diversity of their product offer as a means of growing Fair Trade for the producers in order to increase their incomes. The organization works cooperatively with the other Fair Trade Organizations in country and avoids unfair competition. It avoids duplicating the designs of patterns of other organizations without permission. Fair Trade recognizes, promotes and protects the cultural identity and traditional skills of small producers as reflected in their craft designs, food products and other related services.

Principle Four: Payment of a Fair Price A fair price is one that has been mutually agreed by all through dialogue and participation, which provides fair pay to the producers and can also be sustained by the market. Where Fair Trade pricing structures exist, these are used as a minimum. Fair pay means provision of socially acceptable remuneration (in the local context) considered by producers themselves to be fair and which takes into account the principle of equal pay for equal work by women and men. Fair Trade marketing and importing organizations support capacity building as required to producers, to enable them to set a fair price.

Principle Five: Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor The organization adheres to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and national / local law on the employment of children. The organization ensures that there is no forced labor in its workforce and / or members or home workers. Organizations who buy Fair Trade products from producer groups either directly or through intermediaries ensure that no forced labor is used in production and the producer complies with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and national / local law on the employment of children. Any involvement of children in the production of Fair Trade products (including learning a traditional art or craft) is always disclosed and monitored and does not adversely affect the children's well-being, security, educational requirements and need for play.

Principle Six: Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association The organization does not discriminate in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, HIV/Aids status or age. 

The organization has a clear policy and plan to promote gender equality that ensures that women as well as men have the ability to gain access to the resources that they need to be productive and also the ability to influence the wider policy, regulatory, and institutional environment that shapes their livelihoods and lives. Organizational constitutions and by-laws allow for and enable women  to become active members of the organization in their own right (where it is a membership based organization),  and to take up leadership positions in the governance structure regardless of women’s status in relation to ownership of assets such as land and property.  Where women are employed within the organization, even where it is an informal employment situation, they receive equal pay for equal work.  The organization recognizes women’s full employment rights and is committed to ensuring that women receive their full statutory employment benefits. The organization takes into account the special health and safety needs of pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers.

The organization respects the right of all employees to form and join trade unions of their choice and to bargain collectively. Where the right to join trade unions and bargain collectively are restricted by law and/or political environment, the organization will enable means of independent and free association and bargaining for employees. The organization ensures that representatives of employees are not subject to discrimination in the workplace. 

Principle Seven: Ensuring Good Working Conditions The organization provides a safe and healthy working environment for employees and / or members. It complies, at a minimum, with national and local laws and ILO conventions on health and safety. Working hours and conditions for employees and / or members (and any home workers) comply with conditions established by national and local laws and ILO conventions. Fair Trade Organizations are aware of the health and safety conditions in the producer groups they buy from. They seek, on an ongoing basis, to raise awareness of health and safety issues and improve health and safety practices in producer groups.

Principle Eight: Providing Capacity Building The organization seeks to increase positive developmental impacts for small, marginalized producers through Fair Trade. The organization develops the skills and capabilities of its own employees or members. Organizations working directly with small producers develop specific activities to help these producers improve their management skills, production capabilities and access to markets - local / regional / international / Fair Trade and mainstream as appropriate. Organizations which buy Fair Trade products through Fair Trade intermediaries in the South assist these organizations to develop their capacity to support the marginalized producer groups that they work with.

Principle Nine: Promoting Fair Trade The organization raises awareness of the aim of Fair Trade and of the need for greater justice in world trade through Fair Trade. It advocates for the objectives and activities of Fair Trade according to the scope of the organization. The organization provides its customers with information about itself, the products it markets, and the producer organizations or members that make or harvest the products. Honest advertising and marketing techniques are always used.

Principle Ten: Respect for the Environment
Organizations which produce Fair Trade products maximize the use of raw materials from sustainably managed sources in their ranges, buying locally when possible. They use production technologies that seek to reduce energy consumption and where possible use renewable energy technologies that minimize greenhouse gas emissions. They seek to minimize the impact of their waste stream on the environment. Fair Trade agricultural commodity producers minimize their environmental impacts, by using organic or low pesticide use production methods wherever possible. Buyers and importers of Fair Trade products give priority to buying products made from raw materials that originate from sustainably managed sources, and have the least overall impact on the environment. All organizations use recycled or easily biodegradable materials for packing to the extent possible, and goods are dispatched by sea wherever possible.

© 2011 WFTO