When you spend $75 or more in our online shop you'll receive this lovely hand-embroidered Purse created by the artisans of Aj Quen in Guatemala - a little thank you for your valued custom!
Member of FTAANZ,
Our Working Partnerships For us, at Wishcraft, it is very important that we maintain a fair partnership between us and our supplying artisan groups. So we always
- Pay the quoted price for our stock and never haggle or bargain down. We realise that a few dollars saved by us may mean a significant loss to an artisan.
- Pay up front - usually 50% at the start of production and the balance when the order is ready to ship. This enables artisan groups to pay their workers as they work and to provide them with the raw materials needed.
As with all fair trade partnerships we aim to provide low-income artisans and farmers with a living wage for their work. Be assured that every item in Wishcraft's collection has been carefully sourced and produced under Fair Trade conditions - its all fair trade craft. For further information on Fair Trade please click here.
Our Partner Artisan Groups We deal with certified Fair trade Federation and International Federation of Alternative Trade members. We provide a link from each of our product items to its creating Artisan Group, just click the link. Or you can go directly to the Artisan page by clicking here
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How We Started
We established Wishcraft in Australia in 2006 as a small family-operated business.
Fair trade has always been close to our hearts and as we travelled we became very aware of the unacceptable conditions artisans were forced to work in and the unfair wage they received for their skill and hard work.
So we decided to try and sell handcraft we were sure was created by well-supported and fairly paid artisans. The only way we could do thisfor sure was to source through registered Fair Trade suppliers and producers. Wishcraft is a member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia & New Zealand (FTAANZ).
As a family-run small business we, initially, started out online with an EBay store so if you'd like reassurance regarding our reputation please click here for positive feedback from satisfied customers (a new window will open). We are now an online retailer but we also sell our collection at select Craft Fairs in Australia and in Ireland. We have many happy cusomers from all over the world.
What We Hope To Achieve:
A sustainable and growing business relationship with our Partner Artisan Producers. The more we can sell the more we can buy from our Artisan friends. The more regular our orders the more they in turn can build their own businesses and have a reliable income. We always pay the price quoted and we always pay up front.
To spread the word about Fair Trade through our website and by meeting our customers at Craft Fairs and Markets.
To help in some small way to preserve traditional craft design and methods and the skills of local communities. The textile craft is skilfully hand-embroidered (also hand-dyed and/or hand-loomed in some cases) by our Artisan Partners. The work is time-consuming, truly a labour of love. We know when you see the workmanship that has gone into each item you'll see your purchase was well worth the money.
To build a reputation for beautiful handcrafted quality goods and great customer service!
Be assured that if you purchase any of our handcraft your payment will be handled quickly, easily and securely through PayPal.
You do not need to open an account with PayPal to make payment. PayPal will act as a Payments Gateway to securely process your credit or debit card online. Through PayPal we accept major credit card payment, payment by Bank Transfer and eCheck.