The India Shop is a family firm importing from India and we have been trading for over twenty years. The India Shop is a member of BAFTS the British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers.
Our goods are handmade and we aim through Fair Trade to provide much needed employment particularly in rural areas and also to keep traditional craft skills alive.
We trade with family firms and co-operatives and by working together to introduce new products hope for long term working relationships and continuous employment for the craftsmen.
All workers involved in making and packing our products are treated with respect in reasonable working conditions and are paid fair wages.
No child labour is involved and no child is exploited.
Our goods and production techniques are environmentally friendly. We reuse packaging and promote the use of newspaper. We use green electricity.
We support ideas for improving social medical and education conditions for worker families involved in the production of our goods.
BAFTS Fair Trade Network UK is a network of independent shops and suppliers dedicated to promoting Fair Trade retail in the UK. BAFTS provides a structure of accountability to its members who adhere to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as set out by the World Fair Trade Organisaton (WFTO). BAFTS works with UK-based independent shops and suppliers who partner with disadvantaged producer groups. BAFTS offers a way that they can have their commitment to Fair Trade recognised and be a part of the wider Fair Trade movement and community. Membership is determined by peer-to-peer assessment which takes place annually and ensures that members can provide evidence of their fulfilment of the 10 Principles of Fair Trade.