We've bagged a new sponsor!
Those who attend our inaugural Fair Trade Faith Conference in April will receive a conference bag filed with information and maybe even a few goodies! The bags themselves are both Fair trade and ethical, being made of recycled newspapers by the artisans who supply Siham Craftlink, a well established Fair trade wholesaler in Uki, Northern NSW and Logan on the Gold Coast.
Siham Craftlink was founded in June 2000.
Pam, the director, was previously a volunteer for World Vision Australia. In her capacity as president of the Brisbane World Vision Club, one of her very pleasant joys was selling the glorious range of handicrafts. The array of handicrafts was initially sourced from the hill tribes in Thailand. Over the years the rich cultural diversity of craft grew as did Pam's love of the handicrafts. The artisans touched Pam's heart, as they continue to do to this day. In the 1980's and '90's, the craft wasn't "labelled" Fair trade, but the purpose was, and remains today, to assist some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our world through the sale of their craft work.
Siham Craftlink has the pleasure of working with gentle, creative and talented artisans n fair trade organisations and co-operatives in Bangladesh, India, Thailand,Peru, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines.
A large part of what they do is to work with the designers in the fair trade organisations creating new handmade treasures for their Australian customers. This in turn hopefully creates vital sustainable work for the artisans. The eclectic fair trade collection encompasses educational resources, home decor, fashion accessories, handmade paper products, recycled and Christmas decorations to delight. They find joy in wholesaling gorgeous handmade fair trade treasures around Australia and also have a beautiful, colourful fair trade shop in Uki, Northern New South Wales.
Click on the Siham Craftlink logo to check out their website!