From the nations to Hong Kong
Fair Taste’s products are a trip around the world in one little package, ending right here in Hong Kong! Take their cashew nut brittle: it’s cane sugar from Paraguay and cashew nuts from India, both with fair trade premiums helping invest back into the communities of producers. Food processing and packaging is then done in Hong Kong by women from low-income backgrounds working with Hong Kong social enterprise Ground Works.
Fair Taste’s coffee tells a similar story. Beans from Ethiopia, Indonesia and Nicaragua, from farmers paid fairly, are brought to Hong Kong and roasted locally. It’s this coffee that was we have been selling through Global Handicrafts’ since we opened in 2005, and we’re still selling it today! We love our friendship with Fair Taste, who were the first fair trade brand in Hong Kong. As well as coffee, we’ve sold their own branded tea, cashew brittle and dried fruit and nuts, and they’re our supplier for some of our other hugely popular fair trade foods like the delectable Divine chocolate and Geobar snacks.
It’s a story of a decade-long friendship investing in lives around the world, and on our doorstep in Hong Kong – one which we’re proud to be part of.
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