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We bring you the artisans’ stories

Fair Trade Connection is a communication agency specialized in creating fair trade material. We started a global journey to meet fair trade producers and interview them with one objective in mind: create a connection between them and the consumers. To do so, we use the latest technologies such as online video, blogging and social media. Our clients range from small fair trade producers to large Western distributors.

Here is more precisely what we do:

Fair Trade VideoSamroiyod (30 of 58)
As of today, we have produced around 85 HD videos in different countries: Tunisia (Beni Ghreb, South Organic), India (Pushpanjali, EMA), Bangladesh (Dhaka Handicrafts), Thailand (Thai Craft, Thai Tribal Crafts, Sang Arun Ceramics, Samroiyod Pineapple Growers), Laos (Mulberries Silk Farm, Phontong Handi
crafts), Indonesia (Alura Amara, Mitra Bali), Chile (Pueblos del Sur), Argentina (ViñaSol and Soluna Wineries), Ecuador (MCCH), Kenya (Bombolulu), Morocco (Tighanimine).

Of course the journey continues and during the first semester of 2014 we will be in Asia for another round of shootings. Apart from making movies about the handicraft producers, we would like to cover the 6 main fair trade products: bananas, coffee, chocolate, tea, sugar and cotton.
We are developing a new concept based on the use of
QR Codes. The idea is to “make the products speak” via a QR code on the product label. Here is a video presenting this project.

Social Media Marketing
We have been facilitating workshops for different fair trade organizations and achieved encouraging results. We help cooperatives develop a social media presence and use Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and the newest tools to promote their organization.
Now we’d like to create and distribute a video training on social media especially designed for fair trade producers and NGO’s.


Here is how you could support our project

Help us gain more visibility

  • Like our facebook page and share its stories.
  • Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
  • Publish an article about us on your website/newsletter, mentioning our Facebook page (we can provide you with the content)

Buy our products

  • Video interviews of artisans
  • Short customized videos about your fair trade partners in countries we are visiting
  • Photos of artisans, fair trade products, workshops … for customized calendars, brochures, etc.

Organize events with us

  • Photo exhibition
  • Video projection
  • Video conference (make your audience interact with the producers)

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to work together with your organization and wish you success in your own project!

Ronny Hermosa / Sarah Vandecasteele / Sandy Hermosa

You can send us an email here: ftconnections@gmail.com

Fair Trade Video

We have produced around 50 videos in different countries: Tunisia (Beni Ghreb, South Organic), India (Pushpanjali, EMA), Bangladesh (Dhaka Handicrafts), Thailand (Thai Craft, Thai Tribal Crafts), Laos (Mulberries, Phontong), Indonesia (Alura Amara, Mitra Bali);

The journey continues: during the summer 2012, we’ll be visiting Chile (Pueblos Del Sur), Argentina (Mujeres Micro Empresariales), Ecuador (MCCH), as well as Costa Rica. In September we’ll be in Kenya (Bombolulu) and we might visit other countries.

We’d like to create an app that would enable customers to watch videos when they grab a fair trade product in a shop. Here is a video presenting this project.

  • http://surfhouse.elektrotechnika.it/ Fred

    Great blog post, refreshing website design and style, keep up the great work

    • Ronny

      Thank you Fred for your encouraging comment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sunil-Shrestha/100001689833556 Sunil Shrestha

    great website.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Sunil, I’m adding a new section to the blog: Fair Trade Videos. Here you’ll find my video productions about the fair trade producers I visited.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Sunil, I’m adding a new section to the blog: Fair Trade Videos. Here you’ll find my video productions about the fair trade producers I visited.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Sunil, I’m adding a new section to the blog: Fair Trade Videos. Here you’ll find my video productions about the fair trade producers I visited.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Sunil, I’m adding a new section to the blog: Fair Trade Videos. Here you’ll find my video productions about the fair trade producers I visited.

  • Fanny-Min Becker

    Thank you so much for your good work. Have emailed Hassan Saidi to extend my appreciation. Keep it up! Fanny-Min :)

    • Ronny Hermosa

      Thank you for the support! More videos comming really soon, next stop: India!

  • Pine_zs

    Great idea, Ronny. If you want to come to China a vast country with developed and developing areas with many unique artisans from Tibet,Yunnan,Guizhou,etc. I can help you make the arrangement.

    Pine_zs@yahoo.com.cn

    pine

    • Anonymous

      Hello Pine, I’d love to come to China.
      Actually it was in our original itinerary for the fair trade world tour. But we had to cancel because it would have been too much countries. We think we need at least a few months to cover this huge country.
      But thank you anyways.

      Are you active in fair trade in China? I’d love to hear more about your story.

      • Gomes

        Its really a wonderful works. i really interested to working with you. Ronny. If you want to visit Bangladesh for working with poor bangladesh people then i Must help you to make the arrangement. and we are still started works for the poor people under our one trust foundation.

        gomes_dilip@yahoo.com

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  • Angel Cotacallapa

    My friends, I write to them from Peru, since I me can connect with you, work with women who do handmade fabrics, we have products in fiber of alpaca.
    angel_co53@hotmail.com

    • http://www.facebook.com/ronny.hermosa Ronny Hermosa

      Hello Angel, gracias para dejar un mensaje. Podemos hablar en español si quiere. Como puedo ayudarle?

  • Moddy

    Hi Ronny,

    I’m Moddy from Sri Lanka. Firts, how can I generate QR code? Will this be a specific Organization OR Product code?

    Thanks

    • http://www.facebook.com/ronny.hermosa Ronny Hermosa

      Hi Moddy, to generate QR codes you’ll need to use a website, google QR code generator to find some.
      Otherwise, we produce the videos about the fair trade artisans like the one you saw on the blog post.
      If a specific organization wants us to come and produce QR code videos about them we can arrange it, but it has a cost.
      Let me know if that answers your question.

  • Gajender Chauhan

    My name is Gajender Chauhan from Uttar Pardesh India.I am Belong From Villages and want to do something for Villagers.I know about handicrafts Business.If you add me with your organization i can do better work for our Villagers.
    starjewelrs@gmail.com

  • surendra chaudhary

    ronny how if possible to fair trade bussiness please guides us
    name : surendra chaudhary
    From: Nepal,chitwan sauraha
    Email: ch_tharu12@yahoo.com
    Mob: 0977-056580332
    Project name: Women Skills Development & Training project

  • Natalie

    Hi
    I am a retailer based in Canada and I always having problems finding fairtrade items to sell (at the moment for example I am looking for organic cotton scarfs of a partitular size and colour and am having such a hard time finding them). Do you know of any good online sites that connect retailers to producers? Thanks for your time

    • sugel

      Hi Iam from Peru, we have a fair trade organization in Peru, working with organic cotton and alpaca, you can contact us: sugel@inti-raymi.org

      • Sofia

        Hi Sugel, are you a wholesaler or you’ll accept orders that will be from final consumers? (B2C)
        If you’re open to B2C, then please contact me at sofia@discovered.us

        Thank you!

    • Dolan Chatterjee

      Hi Natalie,

      I am Dolan Chatterjee(Ms) from Kolkata, India. With 2 years on since you posted your query, I was wondering if you still looking for ‘organic cotton scarfs’ of No. If your answer to me is a ‘Yes’, please note that I can help you find.We are a FT IMO and we receive orders in organic cotton scarfs..

      Looking forward to hearing from you.

      With best wishes,

      Dolan.
      Email: crcdolan@gmail.com
      Cell phone:+91 9874731939.

  • sugel

    Muy bonito blog, he completado el survey que mandaron. Nosotros somos una organización de fair trade en Peru, ojala puedan estar en nuestro país pronto, muy buena iniciativa!!

  • Shourove

    Very good indeed…keep up the good work…..Wish you all the best….

    Regards,

    Shourove
    BaSE (Bangladesh Hoshto Shilpo Ekota Sheba Shongshtha)

    E-mail: base.bangladesh.1977@gmail.com
    BaSE: http://www.basebangladesh.org/
    BaSE on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/BaSEBangladesh
    BaSE on Picasa: https://picasaweb.google.com/118299102123896653960
    BaSE on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/base_bangladesh/
    BaSE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BaSE.bd/
    BaSE on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BaSEBangladesh
    Skype: shourove1

  • Juan

    Hi, I’d like to know where are you based.

  • Sofia

    Hi everyone!
    I’m volunteering for a platform that connects artisans from developing countries with Western Europe. The platform is new and we’re growing fast, currently we have artisans from 13 countries. The name of our platform is Discovered and you can find us on http://www.discovered.us. We welcome any artisan, social entreprise, cooperative or NGO that works with artisans, so please join us! To open the store and list your products is free of charge! Note: we’re not targeting bulk buyers, therefore wholesalers should accept selling piece by piece or try to find another platform.

    Thank you!