Samsara Craft Store sells ethical high-quality gifts, ornaments, art and decor that have been hand-crafted by artists in Bali.
All our stock has been handpicked by our founder Denise Harrison, who set-up Samsara after visiting Bali and seeing first-hand the level of creative talent the island has to offer.
Samsara’s vision is to support artists and craft-makers in Bali by buying products directly from them at a fair price and importing their products to the UK – therefore supporting a culture of fair trade that empowers makers in Bali to ask for fair prices and wages for their work.
Our commitment to Fair Trade
Samsara was set-up to provide quality crafts with ethics at its core. All our stock is provided by five families in Bali, who have a direct working relationship with Denise. We ensure that our suppliers are given a fair price for their work – allowing them to develop their creativity and businesses further. By offering a fair price to our suppliers, we also encourage others in Bali to trade fairly and promote good working practices.
All Samsara products are made from sustainable materials that are locally sourced in Bali.
Samsara has applied to be a member of The British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers (BAFTS) that aims to bring about fundamental changes in the status of developing world producers through Fair Trade retailing and campaigning.
We are also committed to promoting the World Fair Trade Organisation’s 10 principles of Fair Trade:
- Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
- Transparency and Accountability
- Fair Trading Practices
- Payment of a Fair Price
- Ensuring no Child Labour/ Forced Labour
- Commitment to Nondiscrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
- Ensuring Good Working Conditions
- Providing Capacity Building
- Promoting Fair Trade
- Respect for the Environment
Meet our suppliers
Samsara buys all its products from five families in Bali who we visit regularly.