Now in it's sixth year Hatti continues to work with some amazing producer groups to bring customers hand-made, high quality, unique products from Nepal that are fair to all those involved in the production process. We are a BAFTS registers Importer and we do not import any goods that do not meet the fair trade criteria. Our suppliers either directly employ, or provide work for, some of Nepal's most disadvantaged people.
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Fair Trade does make a difference. At Friend's Handicraft (our main producer group) women who wouldn't be able to find employment elsewhere due to the stigma attached to their personal situation are given a stable job, with a fair wage, good working hours and conditions, holiday pay and sick pay.
Fair Trade empowers disadvantaged young women to make choices. Due to personal circumstances (divorcees, single mothers, rescued victims of the sex trade) these women often find themselves outcast from their communities, branded ‘unclean’ and unwanted with no future to look forward to. However, through fair trade employment they often become the highest income earner in a family and able to provide a valuable contribution, resulting in many of the girls being accepted by their communities again. The difference is that the girls are empowered to make a choice, they are no longer desperate for acceptance, they are valued and feel valued.
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