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90% of products are Fair Trade

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Myakka’s strong ethical and environmental awareness is apparent when you walk into their Warehouse Outlet in Somerset. They pride themselves on being a family-run business offering high-quality, well-designed furniture and home furnishings at an affordable price.


“We like to think we’re honest, friendly and easy people to deal with,” says Georgie, Director of Myakka. The business follows the principles of fair trade and is a recognised importer and retail member of BAFTS (British Association for Fair Trade Shops).


90% of the products sourced and sold through Myakka are fair trade, either sourced directly by Myakka or using other fair trade suppliers as recognised by BAFTS.


The British Association for fair trade Shops (BAFTS) is an internationally recognised association promoting fair trade retailing in the UK and seeking to raise the profile of fair trade on the High Street. BAFTS certifies all members using strict criteria based on the definitions and guidelines for fair trade as set by the four leading international fair trade networks and works to provide a point of contact and communication for the exchange of ideas amongst its members.





Myakka uses its own fair trade mark to help customers recognise which products are fair trade. Over 70% of consumers now recognise and understand the values behind fair trade and this is growing annually. With so many consumers looking to buy ethical, green, recycled and eco friendly products, it simply makes sense that Myakka should follow these values.



Fair trade also means fair working conditions and pay for workers in many developing countries where unfair conditions and child labour, in the past, has been the norm. While some of these practices still exist today, all consumers that choose to buy fair trade products are helping to improve the lives of thousands of people in many countries for generations to come.




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