How your purchase is helping communities worldwide.
- Supporting more than 130 partners in 35 countries
- Delivering employment, income and social support to more than 50,000 people
- Assisting recovery in Nepal, India and Vanuatu after earthquakes, floods and cyclones
- Bringing $19.5 million worth of products to Australian shelves in the last five years
- Supplying 22,532 kilograms of Fair Trade coffee to the Australian market in the last 12 months
The featured Best Friend eye pillows are an innovative product using remnants of handwoven Nepalese cloths to create adorable critters perfect to soothe headaches or sore eyes or simply use me as a cute mascot. Filled with wheat and lavender in Australia.
'Best Friends' Cat eye pillow filled with soothing wheat and lavender.
Please note: Do not heat.
Lavender Eye Pillow, Cat$19.95
An update from Mahaguthi after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April:
Wednesday 29 April 2015
Dear friends, thank you so much for staying with us sending prayers in difficult time of history. We are trying to reach out the most effected producers and communities.Fair Trade Group Nepal , the national network of Fair Trade organizations in Nepal is going for relief works collectively..Tomorrow or day after tomorrow, we will be going with some food as first round of immediate relief to most needy people in Shindhupalchok district.. then with quick assessment further support will be dispatched..
Tuesday 28 April 2015
Dear friends, well wishers.. Thank you very much for watching Nepal closely and extending your helpful hands. As I mentioned yesterday grieving news are coming out.. one FTGN to be provisional member are still under the debris with his wife, sun and couple of friends.. still hundreds are people trapped in Kathmandu and many more in other parts of Nepal... Fair Trade Group Nepal will be engage in relief efforts.. I will be posting appeal for support.. we will be needing medical supplies specially orthopedic, medicines to control water born diseases, water purifiers, plastic tents, plastic sheets, ready to eat food backs, blankets etc... may be i will post in detail tomorrow... stay with us.. thank you very much for your support!
Monday 27 April 2015
Today relatively peaceful day as no shocks.... but grieving news are coming as people started looking for their nearer and dearer.. one of staffs lost his father, another lost home, one of my friends lost his father and sister, one relatives lost all family members and many more the numbers are increasing....... sad but true still many people are trapped in derbies..
I am overwhelmed by the response from all around the world to support... I will get more information on how any one can do it.. We Fair Trade network may organize something.. i will get back again tomorrow... now i go to shelter as another shock is felt......take care.
Sunday 26 April 2015
Dear friends, partners and well wishers... I tried to reach most of families and friends... glad that they are fine... but number of causalities are in raise.. total blackout for indefinite time....... probably our office may come to halt for few days... this will effect all our operation, schedules and deliveries... I humbly request all to bear with us and pray that things be all right soon... prayers to all.......Sunil
Mahaguthi markets the handicrafts of more than 1,000 Nepali artisans working in 150 workshops, through a network of stores in Nepal and various fair trade organisations in Australia, Europe, Japan and North America. Mahaguthi’s focus is to promote the wellbeing of artisans, to provide employment and to embrace and promote the principles of fair trade. Artisans receive medical and education allowances, paid leave and maternity leave. A significant portion of Mahaguthi’s profit goes to Tulsi Mehar Mahila Ashram, a shelter home for women and children focusing on rehabilitation.
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