Article number: GLA0554b
Hair clips in metal with sweet raccoons. There's also deer, hedgehog, and fox. Two clips are attached on one card.
Global Affairs - an ethical company based in the Netherlands - works with small companies, which are visited on a regular basis. This way Global Affairs and the customer know that the employees are treated well and are not being exploited, get a fair living wage, and that there is no child labor. Most of their products are hand made and they aim for a environmentally sustainable production.
The articles produced in China are hand made by women in the Jiangsu province. The women can work from home, or close to home, which means they don't have to move into the cities to try and find work between harvest times.
The articles produced in India are made by women in Kolkata. These women are usually wholly dependent on their husbands and the project with Global Affairs allow them their own income, making it possible for their children to go to school instead of working. It also increases their sense of self worth.
Design: Global Affairs, Netherlands
Made in China