Hammershus Fairtrade

Afrikansk kunsthåndværk og fair trade

Hammershus Fairtrade

(English summary)

Hammershus Fairtrade is a non-commerciel Fair Trade company. We work for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa, by:

  • Importing and selling Fair Trade products 
  • Providing professional and technical support to African producers and collaboraters
  • Arranging transport of goods between Africa and Europe 

Hammershus Fairtrade has existed since 2001 and is owned by Morten Ledskov, who lives in Sandvig on Bornholm, Denmark.
Imports of Fair Trade products

Imports of Fair Trade products

Hammershus Fairtrade imports and sells Fair Trade products, in order to support sustainable development and poverty reduction, in Africa especially. Fair Trade is tradewhich respekts for people and the environment and contributes to sustainable development.

The majority of the products, we import is produced in Ghana, but we also import a few products from Burkina Faso. We import a lot of different products but focus on the groups of products, which are:

Hammershus Fairtrade is a member of Fair Trade Danmark, which is a Danish organization for Fair Trade shops and importers.

Support to producers and collaborators in Africa 

As far as possible, we support our partners in product development, marketing and process optimization. Especially product development is important for being able to sell the products at the Scandinavian market. And sale is the most important means for the producers to work their way out of poverty.

It is our strong belief that African producers are best helped through self help. Therefore, we do not give them money but help them to become better craftsmen and business people. We also support local activities to improve democratic- and human rights.

The support to producers and collaborators is, among others, made possible by the surplus from the yearly support concert on Bornholm which is arranged by Hammershus Fairtrade, as well as by the surplus made from the sale of Fair Trade products. Hammershus Fairtrade is also supported by Danidas Business to Business program to stregthen the production of baskets in the Northers Ghana.

Events, information and fundraising

We are supporting the NGO 4FairLife which works with development and powerty reduction in Ghana.

At the annual "People's Meeting" (Folkemødet), the main political festival in Denmark, we are organising and hosting "the Global Tent" as a forum for discussing development related issues. In the coming years we have special focus on the UN SDGs in cooporation with Global Fokus.

Every year, Hammershus Fairtrade organizes study trips to Ghana, at which one get an insight in the challenges and possibilities, which the local population faces. The travels lasts in 10-12 days, and normally takes place in February

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