Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seek greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers. (WFTO)
Following Fair Trade principles, SurYNor trades directly with the artisan communities and buys from them high quality handicrafts done by following traditional techniques and traditions passed on through generations. SurYNor axial point is to provide communities a fair chance of a better living establishing a long term working relationship.
Our artisans work in cooperatives and family workshops in which they govern themselves. Many of the artisans are women whom, according to the United Nations Development Program, provide the primary support for a quarter of the world’s families, and the sole support for another quarter.
Artisan cooperatives are paid 50% in advance when orders are placed and the remainder when the entire order is completed. This advance payment helps them to purchase the raw materials and have money for living expenses so they can focus attention on completing the contract without the need to request external credits.