Lark Made – Fair Trade Policies the World Over Tuesday 13 November 2007 PDF Print It’s your choice. Lark Made can help you change the lives of vulnerable woman in Bangladesh. Lark’s toys and children’s clothes are made by a non-profitable organisation in Bangladesh working under fair trade conditions. This remarkable organisation is run and staffed by women artisans from vulnerable positions in society. Woman with young children traditionally find it difficult to seek work to support their families. Together Lark and the organisation have provided them the opportunity to work close to their homes and offer child care support. Illiterate women now have the chance to illustrate their exquisite craftsmanship by making products such as blankets which can be without the need for written patterns. Many disabled woman are rejected by their families but with this opportunity to learn and create many of these woman are then welcomed back once they have a good enough income. Lark’s hand knitted toys are beautifully crafted by these women who have been taught knitting, crochet and embroidery, all by hand. The quality of the products is superb and far greater to most mass-produced children's toys. Try for a moment to imagine being in their position and take a step towards changing some bodies life forever. To give someone special a gift from the heart why not discover www.larkmade.com Editors Notes: Lark Made offers fun, original, vintage hand-made gifts, decorations and clothes for children and adults alike. Allison Jones established Lark in 2004, inspired by her love of homemade crafts and vintage children’s book illustrations. With hand-made, quality, ethical, stylish and fun being the core values of each Lark product, their aim is to make you smile – and smile you will, with little treasures such as knitted foodie rattles and retro print knickers for baby, sweet vintage fabric buttons and accessories, children’s old fashioned book plates, gorgeous embroidered pinnies, and much, much more... Lark Made do not employ child labour or operate ‘sweatshop’ conditions. The organisation in Bangladesh has developed the concept of rural centres, a village structure with 50-100 workers, as a way to offer good quality employment and good quality production but without worker economic migration to the cities. This offers the workers (many of them mothers) work which fits in with their lives and other family commitments. The organisation is a member of the ECOTA fair trade forum in Bangladesh (ECOTA is a member of IFAT) and it follows, supports and champions fair trade practices. For images, information and product samples contact Elevale PR on 0870 8794404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Elevale in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Health, Women's Interest & Beauty, Environment & Nature, Education & Human Resources, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.