Indira Tibblin created Thimble as an ethical business based on Fair Trade principles that’s sole purpose is to create job opportunities and training in new skills for the local women of Talahena, a small fishing village on the western coastline of Sri Lanka. The women now work from a purpose built workshop housed in a new building designed in the style of the traditional Dutch Sri Lankan houses where they create their beautiful hand-stitched and painted products.

20.06.2018

Breaking News – Breaking Habits

Now that supermarkets have stopped using single use plastic bags it’s time to learn a new habit. In this story of ImportAnts we see how habits are formed and how easy it is to learn the new BYO Bag Habit.

15.03.2018

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.

14.03.2018

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 […]

Fair Traders of Australia
15.12.2016

What is a Fair Trader

A Fair Trader is a business endorsed by the Fair Trade Association of Australia as having Fair Trade at the core of everything they do. […]

27.09.2016

Meet the Makers – Thimble

Handmade products that provide ethical local employment for women in an area where no other industry existed.   Thimble is a group of women from […]