minga fair trade imports
Minga Fair Trade Imports is dedicated to 360° fair trade. The company seeks to improve the economic lives and relationships between small producers in South America and their retail counterparts throughout the world by promoting fair trade commerce and intercultural education. Minga is a small business helping small businesses.
The company works in Bangladesh, Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru with over 90 artisans who create a variety of products, including fabrics, clothing, jewelry, and other items. Minga specializes in a different kind of wholesaling, where they act as the original buyer from individuals the company has sought out itself. Then, they directly sell products over to buyers. By eliminating the middleman, they are able to regulate and ensure fair trade conditions for their artisans while also encouraging traditional art forms. The problem with most wholesalers is that they try to get a multitude of products from the same providers while also trying to encourage artisans to create using Westernized designs, which deteriorates traditional methods of creating. Minga has identified this, and is working to counterract this movement by making a statement of their own.