Ethica accessories, the fair trade company of Mary MacKillop International, is a not-for-profit organisation endorsed by Fair traders of Australia (FToA) specialising in quality products.
We give marginalised and impoverished women in Peru the opportunity to earn a fair income by making products to sell in Australia and paying a fair wage for those products.
It is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development that maintains the dignity of the women and teaches them skills for the future.
Many of the women we seek to help would be unemployed without this scheme.
The Sisters have established four groups around Peru that make products for Ethica accessories. Two of these are in the outskirts of the capital, Lima, and two more are in remote mountain areas.
Our website is www.ethica.org.au