Did you know that there is still 152 million children used for work and in forced child labour?
Children globally are robbed of their childhood through greed, slavery but mainly poverty and set to work. They are robbed of their education, the very thing which can empower them to a better situation and life.
Child labour happens across all sectors but 7 out of 10 children are working in agriculture.
As a fair trade business and @baftsuk member we oppose all labour by minors and follow the 10 Principles of fair trade as set out by the @wfto_fairtrade
Our silver is all handcrafted by artisans who hone their skills over many years. Silversmithing is taken up by family members of our producer community when they are teenagers if they wish to do so. Their skills are grown over part time progressive practice.
Principle 5 - Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
The organisation adheres to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and national / local law on the employment of children. The organisation ensures that there is no forced labour in its workforce and / or members or homeworkers.
Organisations who buy Fair Trade products from producer groups either directly or through intermediaries ensure that no forced labour is used in production and the producer complies with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and national / local law on the employment of children. Any involvement of children in the production of Fair Trade products (including learning a traditional art or craft) is always disclosed and monitored and does not adversely affect the children's well-being, security, educational requirements and need for play.
Buying Fair Trade products ensures no children have been used in their creation.
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