Our Products

Our products are handmade with wooden looms in Vietnam in the district of Thai Binh by the silk craftswomen of Craft Link, an association that for twenty years has supported groups of producers with the aim of improving their living conditions through the marketing of their products. 

Craft Link is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization.

The silk production area has an agricultural vocation and the communities are mainly engaged in the cultivation of rice. 

The work in the fields and the production of rice is a source of livelihood for families in the area, but the low economic value of this product, does not offer these communities the necessary to allow their children to study for this reason many women have begun the processing of silk.

From silkworm breeding, to spinning, weaving, dyeing and packaging, the artisans involved are organized into groups of 25 people. Each group manages to complete the production process from silkworm breeding to product packaging.

Each craftswoman not only has a precise role in the production, but also trains and accompanies another girl in learning the work. The latter will also join the working group as soon as the demand for their products allows.

LOOM Fair Trade, was founded in 2014 with the clear objective of supporting the Craft Link project and allow an increasing number of Thai Binh girls to have a job thanks to which they can continue to live in dignity in their community.

SOCIAL INCLUSION AND THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY AS A FOUNDING ELEMENT OF THE PROJECT BUT...


Craft Link and LOOM Fair Trade have a vision of human development based on the principles of social inclusion, as a real tool to combat very high poverty in rural areas of Vietnam, so it employs in the production process disabled, single mothers and women from ethnic minorities.


...ABOVE ALL THE QUALITY GUARANTEES THE APPRECIATION OF THE RETAILER IN EUROPE, THE GROWTH OF THE PROJECT AND THE NUMBER OF GIRLS INVOLVED.


The ethical value of the project goes hand in hand with the awareness that only the high quality of the raw materials and the care taken in the processing determines the response to the demands of retailers in Italy and Europe who every year appreciate and buy the product.

LET'S GIVE A FEW NUMBERS...


For each product bought from LOOM Fair Trade;

28% is destined for the purchase of a) 100% natural raw materials for the group of girls involved in silkworm breeding and the cultivation of flax and cotton and b) ecological azo free colours free of heavy metals harmful to man and the environment.

29% of the money is used to pay fees and contributions to craftswomen for their weaving work.

6% for electricity and operating expenses.

15% for artisan profits to be allocated to investments for the growth of their companies.

7% for transport costs and taxes.

15% for Craft Link to cover the costs of 1) marketing and administration promotion 2) training of new craftswomen in production techniques and business administration.


..SOMETHING MORE THAN ECONOMIC SUPPORT...


In addition to the purchase of LOOM Fair Trade products;

- It pre-finances the artisans by paying 50% of the products in advance, allowing the purchase of raw materials and salaries.

- It invests in product development by sending samples and supporting the creation of new models.
- It supports investments in communities aimed at providing looms and tools for the development of new products.

- It invests in the search for new sales channels to open up new markets.

- It supports respect for the environment by paying a surplus for the use of 100% natural raw materials and azo-free certified dyes.

- It invests in communication to promote fair trade because it believes in a fairer economy.

- It invests in commercial strategies that allow the retailer to experiment with low-risk selling by ensuring the replacement of unsold items.


All this to offer Craft Link financial and commercial resources direct to support the development of new products.

A virtuous circle aimed at increasing the project and with it the number of craftswomen involved with important implications in terms of the fight against poverty and environmental sustainability.


..ah I forgot!

the name of the product models, LAN, THUY... is the name of the craftswomen who produced them, this makes us feel closer to them...