Who are we?
Fairtrade Lifestyle is a family-run retail and wholesale business owned and managed by Peter and Shirley. who import a diverse range of fair trade lighting, furniture and ethnic craft products from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and India which we not only retail but wholesale to retail outlets and garden centres throughout the UK. Our unique offerings are all hand-produced by indigenous craftspeople from a variety of inspiring locations around the world.
Committed to fair trade
Our suppliers are highly skilled, and many of the families we work with pass on their traditional expertise from generation to generation. Our policy is to bypass the middleman and pay the communities producing the work direct. This ensures craftspeople receive a fair price, and the money we pay is channeled directly into local economies.
We steer clear of mass-produced ‘arts and crafts’. Our offerings are all individually hand-crafted to exceptionally high standards – this is reflected in the respectable prices we pay to suppliers. In addition, we insist all items are produced with materials from renewable sources, using production methods that minimise the impact on the local environment.
In a world of straight lines, minimalist designs and flat-packed furniture, our products provide an unusual and attractive contrast. We can offer you something truly exclusive to enhance your home and garden, something with a sense of history that provides a glimpse into the traditions of an ancient culture.
We often travel overseas to visit the families and communities we buy from, which helps us to maintain strong working relationships with them. During these excursions, we are constantly searching for unusual arts and crafts, so we can regularly provide you with exciting new products.
Fairtrade Lifestyle is a small company who fully understand your requirements and value your custom – our aim is to provide you with a professional, reliable and friendly service.
Our online range will be updated as soon as we source new products – so add our site to your ‘favorites’ and remember to re-visit regularly.