Fair Trade planters from Vietnam – just arrived at Global Fayre!

April 14, 2009 at 18:47 Leave a comment

We’ve just spent the past two days fighting with a mountain of shipping boxes!

The bulk of the boxes contained beautiful planters, mostly from Vietnam.

We’re not adding these to our online store; it doesn’t make sense when the cost of shipping outweighs the cost of the product itself. Most of these planters retail between $20 to $40 – but they are HEAVY!

Is that a snail?!

Is that a snail?!

Multiple planter from Vietnam

Multiple planter

Large planter from Vietnam

Large planter

Hanging planter from Vietnam

Hanging planter

The planters are sourced from Vietnam via Viet Lam Co.

Viet Lam Co., is a private export company that markets ceramics and lacquerware along with bamboo, palm leaf and rattan baskets. The number of artisans involved ranges from 50 to 200 a month, depending on the number of orders the company receives. The company contracts the orders to several factories in and around Ho Chi Minh City. Eighty percent of the exported handicrafts are made in family factories. Viet Lam Co., provides piece rate work, materials for production and payment for labor costs. Additional benefits include interest-free loans to the artisans for repairing tools and machines, advances of 30 to 50 percent for orders and assistance with development of new designs and products.

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