High Five

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High Five

The Twinning Company feels a responsibility to take care of the world and the people who live on it. We feel this responsibility in particular for farmers and workers in developing countries. Fairtrade is a worldwide organization committed to this with the well-known quality mark. In addition to being a quality mark, Fairtrade is also a movement of people who go for fair and sustainable: a fair price, for a fair product and long-term cooperation for a sustainable future.

We have been part of this movement for more than 20 years and we aim for fair, sustainable and handmade. Curious how we do that? Scroll over the images and discover how we shape the Fairtrade principles in our company, because that makes us enthusiastic!

High five!


High five - 1 - Opportunities for disadvantaged producers

We work together with small producers and family businesses. Through this collaboration, we help them from income insecurity and poverty to economic self-sufficiency and their own property.

High five - 2 - transparency and accountability

Transparency is essential to us. That is why we ask our producers to provide insight into the production process so that we can guarantee that the products are made in a responsible and sustainable manner.

High five - 3 - Fair trade practices

We maintain long-term relationships based on solidarity, trust and mutual respect. It goes without saying that we pay a fair price for the product.

High five - 4 - Fair payment

After research with our producers, the price was determined by mutual agreement. As a result, both the producer and the worker receive a socially acceptable wage.

High five - 5 - no child labour - no forced labour

By visiting producers annually, The Twinning Company can guarantee that the production process does not involve child or forced labor.

High five - 6 - no discrimination - gender equity - freedom of association

Through visits to the producers and conversations with men and women who make the products, we have seen that there is active attention to equal treatment and employment opportunities between men and women.

High five - 7 - good working conditions

Visits and inspections by the producers show that the working conditions are good and correspond to national and local agreements regarding health and safety.

High five - 8 - capacity building

The Twinning Company has built a long-term trading relationship with every producer with the aim of increasing the capacity of the producer and the workers.

High five - 9 - Promote fair trade

We regularly go out to give presentations about our products and the importance of justice and sustainability.

High five - 10 - respect for the enviroment

The products are made in a sustainable way and we also recycle the packaging materials in our showroom and warehouse in order to keep our footprint as small as possible.