Every Single Purchase Matters
Whether you are enjoying time browsing through our crafts or shopping with us, your time and presence mean a lot to us. Did you know that your purchase can actually make a difference?
We want you to know how this matters a lot to us and to all the artisans that are supported by your purchase. These artisans bring their culture and heritage in the many items that are available on this website while continuing to live their life in a dignified and respectful way.
Who is Aksa Home Decor?
Aksa Home Decor is a fair trade homeware, garden decor and jewellery online shop based in Sydney, Australia.
We ensure that our suppliers live up to the Fair Trade standards set up by the World Fair Trade Organisation. Our process includes screening potential suppliers for their ability to meet these standards surrounding (1) sourcing, (2) quality, (3) social responsibility and (4) environmental impact. This ensures compliance to the standards for fair, safe and healthy working conditions, responsible production keeping environmental impact in check. We create close relationships with these suppliers and indigenous artisan communities residing in India's small cities and remote villages to help them get access to health care, education and workshop capacity building.
We are dedicated to the environment, and take full responsibility of the raw materials used to generate our products and the impact of these products at the end of their lives. We use non-toxic, natural or recycled materials. We also aim to make environmentally-friendly, gorgeous (and practical) products that are always sustainably made and built to last - as we do not wish to contribute to "throw-away" culture. Our home decor items are made in limited runs and crafted for both style and functionality.
We have high regard for our makers and nature. People and the planet are essentially weaved into our DNA.
What is Fair Trade?
"Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.
Fair Trade Organisations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission. They, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade." - from WFTO
Why buy from Aksa Home Decor?
By purchasing with us,
- You have helped us preserve traditional art forms of India. An art that has the unique ability to attract the attention of kids and adults of all ages.
- You have helped local community talent to reach the global platform. This allows artisans to continue creating unique works of their culture.
- You have helped to provide dignified jobs and income to communities in India. Artisans get confidence, economical support and encouragement to keep weaving local stories into rich expertly crafted items.
What is the role of consumer in Fair Trade?
As a consumer, you have played in a big role in preserving an infinite number of unique stories that each handcrafted piece holds. Since everything in our shop is slowly handmade by artisans, you feel like you’re really getting a one-of-a-kind product.
After all, a responsible business like Aksa and conscious consumerism from the buyer community, together are a force to eliminate poverty and to enable sustainable development for communities.
Thank you for being part of the Aksa community!