Producers

Who makes our stuff?

Who makes our stuff?

Bombolulu, Kenya

Bombolulu’s disabled workshops employ 160 people from all over Kenya. They are members of WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation). Founded in 1969 as a rehabilitation centre, they were largely supported by the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya. Now, they are working towards social and financial independence…

Undugu, Kenya

Undugu or ‘brotherhood’ support street children, their families and other marginalised people in three main areas of Kenya: Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisii. Their specialism is soapstone carving, and they make a beautiful variety of soapstone bowls, boxes, jewellery and carvings…

NAWOU, Uganda

The National Association of Women’s Organisations of Uganda is a cooperative of over 4,000 mainly rural women who help support their families through making wonderful banana fibre and raffia fruit baskets and jewellery from recycled magazine page beads. They use traditional skills to weave beautiful patterns…

Godavari, India

Godavari is a women’s producer group based in Narsapur, on the West Godavari Delta. Their specialism is lace making, and more recently, tailoring. They make lovely crochet flower brooches and necklaces, purses, bags, shawls and homeware such as lace bedspreads and tablecloths.…

NEED, India

Shakti is NEED’s (Network of Economic and Entrepreneurial Development) product label and means ‘inner strength’. It is the name given to a unique collection of products, handcrafted by small groups of women artisans and tailors in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Northern India. The specialism in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, is beautiful…

Mahaguthi, Nepal

Mahaguthi is based in Lalitpur, Kathmandu, but buys from five main regions across the country. This group is a founder member of Fair Trade Group Nepal and has been established since 1984. They provide access to market, training and support for more than 100 producers…