Hatti Trading supplied us with fair trade bags and scarves since 2007 - but unfortunately they ceased trading in April 2013. They will be a sad loss to the fair trade movement.
Our personal favourite of their ranges is the Naturals Collection – a brilliant selection of hand woven cotton bags which use naturally occurring, eco-friendly dyes such as tea and pomegranate. Hatti are also our main supplier for suede bags.
What Hatti Trading say about themselves...
Hatti Trading works with some amazing producer groups to bring customers hand-made, high quality, unique products from Nepal that are fair to all those involved in the production process. We are a BAFTS registered Importer and our suppliers either directly employ, or provide work for, some of Nepal's most disadvantaged people.
At Friend's Handicraft (our main producer group) women who wouldn't be able to find employment elsewhere due to the stigma attached to their personal situation (divorcees, single mothers, rescued victims of the sex trade) are given a stable job, with a fair wage, good working hours and conditions, holiday pay and sick pay. These women often find themselves outcast from their communities, branded ‘unclean’ and unwanted with no future to look forward to, however, through fair trade employment they often become the highest income earner in a family and able to provide a valuable contribution, resulting in many of the girls being accepted by their communities again.
Fair Trade does make a difference.
You can see our full range of Hatti Trading bags and scarves here...