Fair Trade

Fair Trade Jewellery



Mixy Fandino is proud to be part of of The British Association for Fairtrade Shops and Suppliers (BAFTS) and we are working together for a fairer world.

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For over four years we have been privileged to work closely with a small number of local artisans in Colombia. During this time, we have developed and nurtured special relationships with these artisans, based on mutual respect and fair treatment.




We regularly visit the factories where our jewellery is made. We know the owners of these businesses personally and as a company, strive to work only with those vendors who can ensure the best working conditions for their employees.

We provide opportunities for local women to work from home thus ensuring that they are better able to look after their families. Our role in the jewellery-making process is to provide direction on the current trends in Europe - the jewellery-makers are provided the freedom to express themselves and create unique pieces that reflect their vibrant, creative energy.

Mixy Fandino Fair Trade Jewellery



We are totally satisfied that the artisans who make our jewellery work in satisfactory conditions, are treated with dignity and respect, that no child labour is used and that each and every artisan is paid a fair wage for their work.

What is Fair Trade?

In simple terms, it is the trade between companies in developed countries and producers in developing countries in which fair prices are paid to the producers. Also, we can say that Fair trade has become a social movement as a growing number of consumers choose products characterised by a commitment to improving conditions for vulnerable producers around the world.

From the beginning we have always wanted to do right by the artisans, so incorporating the principles of fair trade has been part of our main goal.
 

The 10 Principles of Fair-trade

  • 1. Providing an opportunity for producers that are economically disadvantaged.



    One of the main principles of fairtrade is to provide opportunity for producers that have been marginalised by the standard conventions of trading and are economically disadvantaged.

  • 2. Accountability and Transparency



    Fairtrade should always involve transparency in the way the business is managed. This includes transparency with commercial relations so that trading partners are dealt with respectfully and fairly.


  • 3. Building Capacity



    Fairtrade should allow producers to develop true independence. The relationships developed need to provide continuity - a time when both the producers and their marketing partners can develop their management skills and also, to access and develop new markets.

  • 4. Promoting Fair Trade.



    Fair Trade should be promoted to raise awareness about the possibilities it provides and opportunities that it gives, leading to greater justice in world trade. It is important to provide customers that use or purchase fair trade items with information about the products, and with respect to the conditions that the products are made. Partners must use honest marketing and advertising procedures. The overall aim should be to produce the highest of standards in the quality of the product and the packing.


  • 6. Gender Equity.



    Women’s work must be rewarded and valued properly within their organisations and paid fairly for their contributions.

  • 7. Working Conditions.



    Providing healthy and safe working conditions for producers.

  • 8. Child Labour.



    If there is any participation by children, it must not adversely affect their well-being, or their educational requirements, their security and need for play. Conditions need to conform to the UN Convention on Children's Rights as the social norms and local laws.


  • 6. Gender Equity.



    Women’s work must be rewarded and valued properly within their organisations and paid fairly for their contributions.

  • 7. Working Conditions.



    Providing healthy and safe working conditions for producers.

  • 8. Child Labour.



    If there is any participation by children, it must not adversely affect their well-being, or their educational requirements, their security and need for play. Conditions need to conform to the UN Convention on Children's Rights as the social norms and local laws.