22 May The Dharma Door
The Dharma Door is a leading source for contemporary fair trade and sustainable homewares and gifts offering high-quality handcrafted products made by talented artisans in developing countries.
While the business is lead with integrity, it focusses on two main aspects of production, those being fair trade through researching the background of their artisans, and earth friendliness through committing to traditional skills and local materials of their production partners.
“We research the background of our artisans carefully to ensure they are paid fairly to meet their daily needs, including food, housing, clothing, education for their children and health care. Other benefits for artisans include access to micro credit, bonuses and retirement funds. Often however, it’s the social benefits of Fair Trade that can have the greatest impact such as respect within the community and personal dignity.”
“Our environmental commitment is equally as important as our Fair Trade promise. During the design process, we give careful consideration to the traditional skills and the local materials available to our producer partners. We aim to source products that are made with sustainable materials such as bamboo, jute, hemp and recycled glass. Additionally, we actively seek out natural dyes, organic materials and non-toxicproduction methods.”