Who is sewing your sequins?

At Seba Dizajn we know who sewed on our sequins and knitted our hats, we are proud to be supporting Fair Trade producers in Nepal.  We have had quite a lot of customers commenting on our scarves and bags not being made in Croatia. It is hard to keep everyone happy! We are yet to find Croatian made textiles to stock in our shop, but we only opened our store in June and our search for fabulous Croatian made products continues.

My previous job was based in the highlands of Scotland where I managed a small Fair Trade company that sourced, and continues to source, all of its products in Nepal.  Doka and I had talked about stocking only Croatian made goods alongside of the stunning filigree jewellery that he is producing in the store, it was a joint decision to support Nepal and Fair Trade and stock products from Nepal.

Nanu, Pemela & Mango Shobu, Kathmandu November 2009

We stand by our decision and hope that in time there will be growth in awareness of Fair Trade here in Croatia.  I have seen Fair Trade candles in the Kozmo store here but no other ‘Fair Trade’ recognised products – yet…

 

What is your favourite Fair Trade product?

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About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at www.sebasilver.com to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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3 Responses to Who is sewing your sequins?

  1. David says:

    What is my favourite FairTrade product? Well if I go by the ones most frequently bought, then it has to be coffee and tea.

    I feel involved when I am choosing FairTrade products and I have a copy (as yet unread) of Harriet Lamb’s ‘Fighting The Banana Wars’ on my bookshelf. It is in the pile of books to read.

    So I am very much in favour of FairTrade products.

    Do you know the people you source your products from because of your work with the FairTrade company in the Scottish Highlands?

    It’s something I have thought about doing for a long time. I wondered about transport and import duties and all that kind of thing, which I guess you have down to a fine art.

    • Seba Silver says:

      Hi David, thanks for stopping by. I agree with you, I also feel invovled when I am buying Fairtrade products, it is nice to know that our purchasing decisions can positively impact on lives far away from our own. I have seen first hand the difference that the Fair Trade premium makes for producers, there is now a such a vast range of Fairtrade products available that as consumers we can, where possible, choose to make a difference.
      Yes, we personally know all of our supplies in Nepal, and have travelled their on a regular basis during the past 10 years. Send me an email if you have any further questions about importing etc, I would be more than happy to help where I can. Kind regards, Ruth

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