• Asvanna fashion show at Athena meeting - photo courtesy of Ginny Marsh
  • Asvanna shop
  • Asvanna dress and shirt
  • Traidcraft bowls
  • Asvanna shop
  • Asvanna Fairtrade Gift Boxes
Useful, Unique and Unusual
Asvanna is a 'not for profit' organisation where you can discover Fairtrade items from Traidcraft, Nomads clothing, Braintree Clothing, Namaste, Tilnar Art, Siwok Crafts and others......
Over the years I have increased my stock and my suppliers. A lot of my sales are leading up to Christmas with crafts and cards and during Fairtrade Fortnight at the end of February each year but I want to encourage purchases of fairly traded items throughout the year and having a selection of clothes and accessories helps in this.
I have a stall in the Hart shopping centre for one week a month. But much of my sales are from having "at home" sales, craft fairs, school, Church and village fairs and going out networking.
About Fairtrade

The Definition

Fair trade, defined simply, is when producers in developing countries are paid a fair price for their work, by companies in developed countries.
It's when the price we pay for products gives enough to producers for them to afford life's essentials - like food, education and healthcare.
Fair trade was created as an alternative way of doing trade. It is based on partnership, which means that the interests of farmers and workers are just as important as other commercial considerations. It also represents a solution to poverty and a model for development.

Key Principles of Fair Trade

  • Trading practices are fair and not one-sided.
  • Prices paid are fair and sufficient for producers and workers to earn more than enough to meet their day-to-day needs.
  • Payments are often made in advance to ensure the supplier can fulfill orders.
  • Producers and workers have a voice, whether organised into groups or involved in workplaces where there is freedom of association.
  • Safe working conditions, non-discrimination and welfare of children.
Courtesy of http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/fairtrade-the-definition