From a seedling...
Manumit Fair Trade was founded by husband and wife team in 2005, after the MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY campaign captured their imaginations. Shocked by "ethical" factories in Asia and born from the desire to help others and create an alternative and fairer way of doing business, Manumit is encouraging an ethical fashion which sets the trend for more trade than aid.
West goes South...
Our fantastic fair trade products include an array of beautiful fair trade fashion jewellery, accessories, bags and scarves. All of our products are designed in the UK (bar a few bangles from our producers catalogues) and handmade by marginalised producers and artisans in the South, who are members of the World Fair Trade Organisation and have been through a process to ensure they are working to fair trade principles. We work hard with these local artisans and producers to ensure that our fabulous fair trade range holds true to their heritage and traditions, not only to the benefit of their local communities, but also to offer the best in sustainable and ethical fashion jewellery and accessories.
Original and ethical...
This considerate, fair trade approach gives Manumit an authenticity little seen on the high street, translating into original and unique designs which have a genuine story and substance, with an ethical foundation.
The growth of the fair trade movement has helped all the artisans and co-operatives expand their exports, and Manumit are proud to be a part of their success. We will remain loyal to the principles of fair trade and the need to create a better World, by promoting mutually responsive trading relationships with small producers, all with the determination and courage to better their lives, and at the same time, providing a fantastic array of fair trade products.
Manumit Fair Trade Ltd is a limited company and is registered in England No: 5442830.
VAT Registration No: 973 4447 90
Our Trade Associations
Manumit is a member of The British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS)
: a network of independent fair trade shops and suppliers across the UK. They promote fair trade retailing and wholesaling in the UK, seek to raise the profile of fair trade on the High Street and provide a point of contact and communication for the exchange of ideas amongst their members.