Fair Trade Policies
Our Fair Trade policies:
a. Transparency and accountability: Patchouli Fair is transparent in business dealings with all members of our supply chain.
b. We create opportunities for disadvantaged producers: We deal directly with small family factories, co-operatives & desert tribes to create work opportunities that help to reduce poverty in rural India.
c. No child labour: Patchouli Fair does not support any co-operation that uses children under the age of 16.
d. Fair Trade practices: We pay our producers in advance & work with producers that pay their staff at or above the national wage average.
e. Working conditions: We regularly visit our producers in India to help maintain safe & clean working environments & practices which equate to healthy working conditions & happy staff. We ensure that the staff have regular breaks & help with healthcare.
f. Non-discrimination, gender equity and freedom of association: Patchouli Fair does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age or background.
g. A fair price is paid: We continue to pay a fair price to our producers and do not ‘haggle’. Our producers decide on the price and we pay it.
h. Respect for the environment: Some our Patchouli Fair products are made of recycled silks and fabric remnants. It is important to us to have little waste & to recycle wherever possible.
i. Promoting Fair Trade: We actively promote Fair Trade by wholesaling to many unique retailers around the UK and Europe. We also attend many festivals & events with our Fair Trade travelling boutique, spreading the Fair Trade word.