Make the people who make it happy too. Only fair trade products.

Good evening.


Today I would like to share my thoughts on fair trade.

When a customer asks "What is fair trade?" at a POP UP, etc.

I often answer, ``I buy at the price the other party offers.''

Something that made my heart flutter was pure goodness! I buy things that I think about,

I want to be the first to convey the goodness of that “thing”.

Until now, we have not insisted on the term "fair trade."

I thought fair trade was so obvious that I didn't even need to mention it.

Don't you feel that you are saying something formal?

Fair trade = “support” tends to be the word and image.

I thought that things and backgrounds would have a "poor" image attached to them.

The word "poor" is difficult to use, and I think it depends on how you look at it.

Even in countries that are economically poorer than Japan,

However, that doesn't mean that everyone is poor.

How to spend time in a day, connections with family and friends, spiritual richness,

There are many richer things than what I lived in Japan.

Therefore, focus on economic poverty

I didn't want to use the words fair trade or support.

I have been introducing handmade items so far because I simply wanted to share things that I thought were good.

However, after traveling around the world and seeing traditional crafts from various places,

Handcrafts in developing countries are often made in small family-run workshops.

I learned that even if you receive an offer from a major retailer or a foreign country, you may not be able to buy it.

In Japan, we consider foreign products to be "cheap!"

There is a background where fair trade is not carried out and the producers are victimized.

They are ordered in large quantities at a low price, and people are told to make them quickly, which can be harmful to their health.

The reason why this happens is

Because we, as consumers, want to get good products at low prices!

Sellers cannot make money if they do not meet consumer expectations.

The burden of smoothing the wrinkles falls on the producer, the maker.

In order to change the vicious cycle, we as consumers need to change our mindset.

Look at the background behind "cheapness."

I have learned many things from traveling around the world.

Not just for myself, just for those around me, and not just for Japan.

I started thinking about things on a global scale.

I just happened to be born in Japan,

I have come to believe that there is no "boundary" called "country".

What kind of store is NOZZI BAZZAR? When asked,

To make it easier to understand, we sometimes refer to it as ``a store that collects handicrafts from overseas.''

I have no concept of "country" or any particular attachment to it.

Handcrafts cannot be created without craftsmen.

What if everything in the world became an industrial product?

How tasteless the world would become.

Someone is making it somewhere under the same sky.

Today, I continue to work diligently, calmly, and with passion.

That's why I respect the craftsmen and artists who create them,

We place great importance on dealing directly with customers and paying them a fair price.

Those that cannot be directly traded have the same vision,

We work with trusted partners and brands.

Based on fair trade with local fair trade organizations,

After paying a fair price to the maker, the product crosses the ocean and reaches Japan.

Of course, only what makes your heart flutter.

Please enjoy ethical shopping.

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