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Meet Lisa Jasper from Folkdays

Lisa Jaspers and a circle of friends turned the idea of Folkdays into a business in August 2013. Her previous work as a development aid consultant had taken her to some of the worlds most interesting and remote places. During this time she was exposed to a wealth of different cultures, stories and talented people whose skills deserved to be shared. Tell us a bit about Folkdays, the ideology behind it and what inspired you to start Folkdays? FOLKDAYS is a fair fashion label from Berlin. It is made for those who appreciate new ways of consumption, travel and living. Our passion is finding original sources of high quality materials and handcrafts with an authentic story behind them. In our design choices we aim to keep the traditional style of craft and...

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Fair Trade – What is it, why do we need it and how do we add value

Fair Trade puts people first. As explanatory by itself, its principles ensure the trade is fair. Fair Trade proves itself to be a solid contribution to the battle against economic crisis, climate change and economic impoverishment. Fair Trade is a movement ensuring development of marginalised producers and workers by ensuring fair trading practices, better conditions and secured rights. The ten principles of The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), a global network of organisations representing the Fair Trade supply chain explains the concept through the ten principles that Fair Trade Organisations must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out monitoring to ensure these principles are upheld. Read it here. As an organisation working alongside the concepts of Fair Trade, Fairkonnect...

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