International trade is big business, but many of the products we buy in the UK have been produced overseas by people working for unfairly low wages, often in sub-standard conditions.
Created provides jobs and a fair salary for craft-workers from some of the world’s poorest communities, helping them create and market products of the highest standard. That means every purchase you make has a lasting and positive impact.
Work that brings dignity – Created only buy products that are skilfully made, fully utilising the artisan’s skills and traditions
A fair price for skill and effort – Created agree prices that are fair to the producers; everyone employed by the producer should be paid enough to meet their basic needs
Good working hours and conditions – the work environment should not damage the long-term health of employees, and producers ensure safe working practices
Protecting the environment – this includes following local and national environmental laws, and taking raw materials (such as wood) from sustainable sources
Safeguarding children – training and work should not jeopardise the education or health of children, or involve any separation from their parents or guardians
Bringing spiritual and material transformation through trade – all Created partners are committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and see their business activities as a way to witness in their communities
Created is also committed to offering a high standard of service to customers in the UK and Ireland, offering craft-workers the best possible opportunity to sell their goods.