Fair Trade Cotton
Organic Cotton Producers: Down to Earth Cow dust hour – if you ever wondered where that expression comes from visit the village of Mevesa at dusk: cows, calves, oxen and water buffaloes are slowly making their way along the dirt roads, stirring up the dust as they walk.. Some animals come with their herders, others just follow a lead animal. After a long, hot day on what goes for pasture in this extremely dry part of western India they are on their way to the large water trough right at the centre of the village. There is a strict rank...
Fair Trade Wool
Baldev Singh – Our livelihood depends on sheep Baldev Singh wears the traditional grey woollen felt cap with a green velvet border which is typical for the Sangla Valley, his trousers and jacket too are made from wool. His wife has spun the yarn, a weaver in his village has woven the cloths and naturally the wool comes from his own sheep. The family needs 50 kg of wool per year, it's the wool of about 30 sheep. From the yarn clothes are made for Baldev Singh, his wife and the four children, and they need shawls and blankets. Mr...
Fair Trade Rubber
Fair Trade Natural Rubber... Makes life a little easier for three generations of women. For 11 year old Budini little is as important as dancing. Classical dancing has a long tradition in Sri Lanka, you tell stories through dance. Budini studies dance at school but during the holidays she’s also allowed to take some private tuition which is one of the few luxuries in her life. Budini, her younger sister, her mother and her grandmother live on the rubber plantation Horana. She was five when her father signed his first work contract with a clothing manufacturer in Mauritius, 4000 km...