Brighton Fashion Week

2nd of June 2012
The weekend 2nd -3rd of June 2012 we are participating in Brighton Fashion Week. We’ll be at the Ready-to-Wear event at the Brighton Corn Exchange selling and showcasing the latest Shika dresses from Tanzania as well as some of our latest jewellery from our groups in India. With us as well is Rwandan charity rYico with more fabulous dresses in African print.

This month we’re fundraising for Suchana Community Society. Whilst they’re not a Fair Trade partner as such we thought we’d tell you a bit about the amazing work they do.

Suchana is a small community resource centre on the outskirts of Santiniketan, West Bengal helping over 115 local Kora and Santhali tribal children to read and write Bengali, the language used in local government schools. Many tribal children, who make up roughly 18 percent of the population in the area, cannot speak it, putting them at an immediate disadvantage.

Open 7 days a week Suchana is facilitated by paid and volunteer teachers. They also run a health initiative linking tribal villagers to existing health services. Any funds we raise will help provide wages for teachers, resources and equipment for the school, one meal a day for the children and fun, educational experiences for all children who attend. Visit us in store to support this wonderful initiative.