Look at this delicately carved fairtrade Dragon with Wings – Natural Finish 15 cm. Handmade by a very skilled Indonesian family using a single piece of plantation suar wood, so due to the handmade nature of this item all sizes are close estimates. This fantastic carving will make a unique showcase ornament for any home.
Suar wood is the Indonesian Variant of Albizia Saman, a tree native to South America. It was introduced to the region in the mid 19th century by Portuguese colonists as a plantation tree. A fast growing tree by nature, it has spread throughout the region, and is commonly used for wood slab furniture
WHAT IS FAIRTRADE
The international Fairtrade system represents the world’s largest, and also most recognised fair-trade system. This is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK. Fairtrade is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners.
Fairtrade is about better prices, but also decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Workers who make items such as this Dragon with Wings – Natural Finish 15 cm.
By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices for items such as for this Dragon with Wings – Natural Finish 15 cm (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade looks at the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves. There are over 1.66 million farmers and workers in 1,411 producer organisations across the Fairtrade system. Buying Fairtrade is easy. There are over 6,000 Fairtrade products such as coffee, tea, flowers and furniture.