This solid fair trade Folding Step Chair – Light Finish has an ingenious design that enables it to transform into a set of sturdy step ladders in a flash, by simply undoing the two catches each side and swiveling the top over. Hand crafted in Thailand from ‘environmentally friendly’ rubberwood, it’s a practical addition to any household.
- Ethically sourced fair trade chair
- Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, sizes, colour and grain can vary slightly
- Available in dark finish
- We recommend that you do not use the top step for standing on
Delivery – via standard delivery
Lifestyle arts and Crafts has introduced two Fair Trade ranges of rubberwood furniture. This reflects our ethos of selling good quality products made from renewable sources that help to sustain producing countries and support their development. Folding Step Chair – Light Finish is an example of this.
80% of the worldwide rubberwood plantations comes from South East Asia, with 21% from Thailand. Today more than 93% of the plantations are small, familial exploitations and near to 10% of the Thai people live on the production and processing of natural rubber.
What is Fairtrade
The international Fairtrade system represents the world’s largest, and also most recognised fair-trade system. This is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK. Fairtrade is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners.
Fairtrade is about better prices, but also decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices for items such as for this Folding Step Chair – Light Finish (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade looks at the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves. There are over 1.66 million farmers and workers in 1,411 producer organisations across the Fairtrade system. Buying Fairtrade is easy. There are over 6,000 Fairtrade products such as coffee, tea, flowers and this Folding Step Chair – Light Finish.