The "hand made" for an ethical decoration

The "hand made" for an ethical decoration

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From Africa, Latin America or South East Asia, the "hand made" decoration promotes local crafts. A responsible and ethical way to display an original decoration at home. In line with fair trade, "hand made" decoration has the concept of develop the economic fabric in disadvantaged countries . Certain associations (La Compagnie du Commerce Equitable, CBI: Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Country, etc.) thus support the production of furniture and objects in countries such as Kenya, Peru, India, etc. local populations and associations sign agreements based on different commitments. On the artisan's side, the latter undertakes to comply with specifications in terms of product quality (aesthetics, safety, etc.), delivery times, etc. On the western side we agree to fairly compensate the craftsman (according to his needs), not to make children work or to pay installments so as not to put producers in difficulty… Furniture, carpets, tableware or home decor are a multitude of objects that come from this "hand made" spirit. Regarding creation, artisans sometimes use local resources and sublimate them. This is the case, for example, of the small company Toti in Peru. This one, led by Marcela Contreras, offers plaids and rugs in lamas wool. Others engage in a ecological crafts based on recycling . This is the case of Zenzulu, a small South African company, which offers baskets and other storage for telephone wires . Mahatsara, distributed in several French shops, offers creations from Southern Africa. Among the latest innovations, small decorative elephants made from cans or boiled wool poufs . Telephone wires, tires, or plastic plugs (…), creation brings all kinds of objects back to life. The major drawback of this type of decoration is that its products are not always available in French shops, and that you really have to have a personal approach. However, ethical decoration is increasingly sought by citizens who take responsibility. As proof, the strong presence of this local craft industry at the Maison et Objet fair in January 2010 with a "sustainable development path". Some addresses: Ouma Productions Altermundi Mahatsara As'art Bibol Karawan Muskhane Toti Zenzulu


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