Our Fairtrade Supplier
Here at Blooming Felt we are proud to support Fairtrade suppliers wherever possible.
When Blooming Felt started out back in 2007, we were very lucky to find a supplier that believed in looking after their staff and paying them fairly. We are still working closely with that supplier today and are pleased to say that due to the large orders we place with them, they have been able to increase their workforce and provide work to many local females who have young families to support.
Fairtrade means not only paying suppliers a fair price for their goods and services, it also means that we are supporting small communities of people in their everyday lives.
Our supplier provides a managed daycare service to their staff so that they are able to work without worrying about their children. They organise health camps and medical programmes for all of their employees.
Working with wool and fibres for such a large part of their day means employees could inhale small fibres which isn't good for their health. Our supplier provides every employee with a dust mask to minimise the inhalation of these fibres and ensure their staff are not exposed to unnecessary health risks.
Employees are paid a fair wage, meaning they are able to support their families and maintain a high standard of living. Regular family outings are organised and at least once a year, a picnic is organised for all members of staff and their families.
Our supplier, whilst looking after their own staff, is also keen to support the local community and therefore donates a percentage of their income to a local orphanage and a care-centre for physically disabled people.
They even organise a road-cleaning programme to ensure that their local neighbourhood is a clean and pleasant place in which to live.
By purchasing from Blooming Felt, you are helping to give our suppliers, their employees and their local communities a better standard of life. For that we are truly grateful.
Thank you !!!