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String bags handmade from coconut fibre are ideal for plastic free shopping. They can also double as stylish produce storage in the pantry!

Meet the Makers – Araliya Community Company.

This amazing group of women shows how with determination and a little help, a fair trade industry can grow from a small idea.

It started when a group of Nuns from Rome began a school for the hearing impaired in Sri Lanka. They saw the need for an income for the mothers of these children and began a working group with them in the kindergarten of the school. From these small beginning, the Araliya Community Company began.

The women are employed in part-time permanent positions, working five half days per week at award wages, with a pension provided at retirement age. Working in eight small groups, close to their homes, each member owns a share of the company and each group elects their own board member, contributing in all the company’s decisions.

The products sold by this wonderful company not only allow these women to earn an income but provide a network for social change and group discussion and also contributes to the Don Severino Fabriani Institute for hearing impaired.

Araliya String Bag - Saffron

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Ethical Living

About the seller

Through sustainable business practices we can nurture a relationship between producers and consumers. This results in better prices and decent working conditions that help make better lives for people in need.

Let's face it, we're not all activists, however when faced with an informed decision between products made in sweat shops under slave like conditions OR people being paid fairly and given a chance at a better life... What would you choose?

How this purchase helps

  • Disadvantage
  • Refugees
  • Economic empowerment
  • Fairtrade