This amazing group of women show how with determination and a little help, a fair trade industry can grow from a small idea. Now employed permanent part time, each member owns a share of the company and contributes in all the company’s decisions. The products sold by this wonderful company not only allow these women to earn an income but provide a network for social change and group discussion and also contributes to the Don Severino Fabriani Institute for hearing impaired.


So what’s a super-freegan?

So what is a Super-freegan? No it’s not a super hero dumpster diver…but it could be.
It is a person who does not shop at large chain supermarkets. In our latest ImportAnts story we talk about the compelling reasons behind this movement and why you will want to join them.


Broom, Broom, Rake…

When is a broom also a rake? When it’s an Eco Max Coconut Palm Broom! The magic of this broom/rake is the natural fibre that […]


10 Principles to Buy By

How you can truly measure if a company is acting ethically or just spinning you Fair Trade wash. Here is a list of the 10 principles […]

A photograph of the Araliya Community Company

Meet the Makers – Araliya Community Company

It started when a group of Nuns from Rome began a school for the hearing impaired in Sri Lanka. From these small beginning the Araliya Community Company began.