We believe in supporting and respecting the artists we buy from, doing business at local and fair market prices. We get to know each artist and supplier personally, establishing rapport and learning about the pieces they create before purchasing.
Our relationships with these artists and suppliers are strengthened by our annual visits. We believe this mutual loyalty and respect fosters good karma and results in these wonderful products being created with greater pride, respect and care.
Our Bolga Baskets are personally purchased by our Director Simon in the satellite villages of Bolgatanga in northern Ghana.
We have been working with the same weavers since 1997 and have established a successful ongoing partnership that employs over 30 locals and their families
As we trade directly with the artisans there is not a certificate per se, even though the trade conditions match those of certified programs.