Plaids en Shawls en Happy Women Handicraft
hierbij een bericht over de leverancier van de Plaids en Shawls uit Nepal: Happy Women Handicraft.
Deze fairtrade stichting heeft voornamelijk vrouwen in dienst met een “afstand tot de arbeidsmarkt”. Ze proberen deze vrouwen economisch zelfstandig te maken.
Dat dit niet meevalt is een understatement in een 3e wereld land.
Peter van den Hengel
Eigenaar Plaids en Shawls
Dit zeggen ze over hun organisatie:
We believe in the power of fair trade to transform lives. We are mainly concentrating on the promotion of Nepalese handmade products to encourage and develop the skill as well as the lifestyle of the people from the Terai and mountainous regions where the raw materials come from. We are employing as many workers as possible from different societies and economic fields. We believe on fair trade, this is why we are not involved in the capitalist mode of production, which only seeks profits.
We are one of the leading centers of Mithila products. We have consciousness about the need to life standard of women in Nepal. Women are neglected section in Mithila society although their hands are full of creativity. They are not allowed to do external work. So, Happy Women handicraft movement is empowering women by making them economically self-dependent. This has influenced other women earning upright income in the region.
The main objective of our organization is to help meet the marketing requirements of handicraft producers who are mainly women operating on a very small scale, usually from their homes. We promote women’s handicrafts which will finally help us to be economically strong and help them to invest in their health and for their children’s education.
Hun doelstellingen en principes zijn als volgt:
-Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
-Transparency and Accountability
-Payment of a Fair Price
-No Child Labor and Forced Labor
-Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
-Promotion of Fair Trade
-Respect for Environment