Fair Trade certified businesses are part of a global community that puts people and the planet first. It is a commitment that highlights the need to change the practices of conventional trade. It is also a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and economic crisis.
In turn, buying Fair Trade certified products is not only a great way to support responsible companies, but can also help to reduce poverty, encourage environmentally friendly production methods, and safeguard humane working conditions worldwide.
As a Fair Trade certified company ourselves, we at Betterfelt believe it’s important to champion other Fair Trade products and brands and help grow support for this awesome community.
That’s why in this series, we highlight some of the Fair Trade products we’ve been loving lately.
In this edition: the perfect summer bag, the perfect duvet cover and woven storage baskets that make a statement!
Mifuko basket bags
Mifuko is a Fair Trade certified Finnish design brand that combines beautiful Nordic design with Kenyan craftsmanship.
Besides being a Fair Trade certified producer, the company also runs the Mifuko Trust, a non-profit organization that aims to empower women in eastern Kenya by way of donations and projects in their communities.
The brand has also done some cool things to promote Fair Trade fashion to a wider audience, including taking part in a Fair Trade luxury collection with designer brand Chloé.
Mifuko is most well-known for their classic and stylish basket bags.
Mifuko basket bags are available in a variety of styles, sizes and colours. They are a perfect summer staple that will carry everything you need!
Elvang’s Star duvet cover
Nothing adds a little hygge to the bedroom more than comfy bedding, and fellow Danish company Elvang does it right!
The brand was built on a love of exquisite textiles and classic design. While this duvet cover set is made from organic cotton linen, Elvang also specializes in alpaca wool and other sustainable materials. Their products combine Nordic aesthetics and Peruvian craftsmanship.
Their Star bed line is made of organic cotton and linen from Portugal and is produced at a Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified factory. Besides being Fair Trade certified, the company also complies with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® ensuring their products are free from any harmful substances.
The duvet’s unique blend of cotton and linen makes this bedding not only environmentally friendly, but also durable and breathable. Available in several soft, light colours, it looks good and feels good.
A Deal With Care’s Reed basket
We at Betterfelt love a good storage basket. That’s why we want to show some love to our fellow Fair Trade Danmark member, A Deal With Care!
A Deal With Care’s Reed basket is a gorgeous woven storage basket available in a variety of different shapes, patterns and colours.
The large sizes are great as a laundry basket or for storing things like blankets and toys. The medium size baskets look beautiful on the floor or either a table or shelf and provide a perfect way to store smaller items you don’t want cluttering your surfaces. Meanwhile, the small baskets are perfect by the front door to throw your keys into, or on the coffee table so you’re never left looking for the remote!
All of A Deal With Care’s Reed baskets are produced in the Theis Region, which is approximately 120 km north of Dakar, Senegal. The company pays 100% of production costs as well as transportation for its artisans. Currently, these baskets can be found in stores in Scandinavia.