Where do your products come from?
We source all our pieces from various regions in Nepal. Our products are made by small businesses employing disadvantaged members of Nepali society. All of our makers are paid a fair wage and many are women's skills groups gaining experience and knowledge aside from bringing much needed extra income into the family. We have visited all our trading partners workshops and have ensured international Fair Trade guidelines on working conditions are being adhered to. Absolutely no children are used in the manufacture of any of our items.
Does any of the money go back to Nepal?
Absolutely! Outside of our trading efforts, we give back to Nepal in a few different ways. We sponsor 2 children through The Asha Foundation (and also sit on the committee for this registered charity in Australia). We donate monthly to 3 Angels Nepal - an agency dedicated to eradicating the trafficking of women and children from Nepal into India. Our polymer clay jewellery is made by women who have escaped domestic violence, and 50% of the sale of these pieces goes directly back to these ladies. We also purchase many other pieces made by home based workers, who make extra money in their 'spare time' by the sale of their amazing products through Fair Trade agencies in Nepal.
Is Surya a Fair Trade business?
We have been a member of our local Fair Trade network (Fair Trade Australia and New Zealand) for 4 years now. Many pieces we purchase from Nepal are also certified Fair Trade in Nepal.
Where can we see your beautiful pieces in the real?
We have a shop in Milton, NSW. We also attend many, many annual events in Vic, NSW and QLD so please email us for details about our next event near you. We regularly set up shop at markets on the South Coast of NSW, please email us for more info.
Do you wholesale?
Yes we wholesale 90% of our range to approved applicants. Please visit our wholesale page for more info >>
Are you hiring?
We are always on the lookout for our next market stall guru, model, or festival relief crew. Please email us if you live close to Jervis Bay, NSW and think this might be you!