Meet the wonderful people who work on the products you see on our website. These are the producers who benefit from your purchase of a Little Trove product. Developing products with rural communities takes time. We don’t just go abroad and buy off the shelf but we work with underdeveloped producers to create products and improve their income and living standards. Not all wholesalers, not even fair trade wholesalers, do this. Many work with only large manufacturers, due to their demand for high volumes. We’re committed to grassroots fair trade, which means helping small producers.
We don’t just buy. We invest money and time into the development of people. We’re a small family company, so we won’t be able to change our product ranges as quickly as larger companies although we are conscious that retailers want that. The reality is that if Western consumerism doesn’t slow down, these rural communities will be left further behind. So we’re taking a stand for the small producer. We hope you will too!
Please browse this section to read up on our different producer groups (hover your mouse over “The Producers” tab to see separate link for each producer). We’re working on adding more posters on each group that you can print off for your use. Please contact us if you need more information.
If you would like to donate seed money for the development and production of items from our producer groups please click here: https://www.charitycheckout.
Fair trade means pre-financing production. We are in constant need of working capital to reinvest into new products and the groups. If you would like to be a part of this story for global change, please invest. Your donation will be an investment towards a rural community being able to trade out of poverty rather than be reliant on aid.