Our collection of Comparte's fused glass earrings and necklaces showcase the jewellery making skills of Chilean artisan Maritza Quintero. The Comparte collective is a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation.

We have always been very impressed by the wonderful combination of stylish design and craftsmanship of these pieces.

Like us, you will love the fact that all Maritza's jewellery is fair trade and handmade in her workshops in the hills above Santiago.

What Comparte say about themselves…

Comparte is Spanish for "share" and the principle behind this Chilean artisans' collective is to work together to market their goods in the West.

What's Fair Trade?

In words of the Word Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), esta concept is Understood as the "association of trade That Pursues Greater equity for international trade. This is a contribution to sustainable development Offering better trade conditions and Protecting workers rights and Producers. Fair Trade Organizations, supported by Consumers are Actively Involved in supporting Producers; Develop and create awareness Campaigns to change traditional practices and rules of international trade ".

The WFTO prescribes 10 principles That any organization of fare trade Should apply.

  1. Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
  2. Transparency and Accountability
  3. Fair Trade Practices
  4. Payment of a Fair Price
  5. Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor
  6. Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
  7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions
  8. Providing Capacity Building
  9. Promoting Fair Trade
  10. Respect for the Environment
How "COMPARTE" Complies With These principles

"COMPARTE" Establishes a long term relationship Between the consumer, the purchasing organization and the producer. This Means That any possible way to generate a sale opportunity will be covered on This group- using information and teamwork- in order to get a fair price for the work done and the producer's effort.

"COMPARTE" is an active member of the Fair Trade movement and a certified member of the World Fair Trade Organization. It's Also a member of the Executive Committee WTFO Latin America and the Fair Trade Standard and Monitoring Subcommittee.