fair trade policy

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Product Profiles

Producer Profiles

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Fairly Covered, UK / India/ Bangladesh

Fairly Covered (www.fairlycovered.com) was founded as a company limited by Guarantee in 2004 with the aim of delivering high quality value added bedding products to the western market from fair trade producers.

All the Fairly Covered bedding is unique to Fairly Covered and developed by Fairly Covered by working closely with the producers. Fairly Covered currently works with two producer groups.

Artisan Hut in Bangladesh was founded in 2002 at the same time as one of the largest hand loom buyers in Bangladesh changed almost overnight away from hand loom fabric to machine loom fabric putting hundreds if not thousands of weavers out of work. Artisan Hut is marketing organisation owned by the fair trade producers, the groups each have their own areas of expertise e.g. weaving, cut and sew or printing but work together to maximise the fair trade value added within the supply chain. Artisan Hut seeks to redress the movement towards intensive high capital industries, which disenfranchise the poor. Artisan Hut has a trust which generates income for the producers to develop their communities. All profit generated by Artisan Hut is controlled by the producers.

woman at a handloom,  south India
RTU weaver in south India


Reaching the Unreached (RTU) is a development organisation in southern India that aims to fulfil the basic needs of the poor especially children and women and encourage self reliance. RTU has a complete range of community activities including medical care, foster families programme, community health, water, housing and the income generation programme. The duvet covers and pillow cases are all hand woven and sewn together in the industries department. The industries department aims to provide employment in the area and all profits generated go into the development programmes of RTU.

Christine Gent, Fairly Covered