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Earthlink ticks all the boxes - 

  • Fair Trade (no sweatshops)

 

  • Made of natural materials eg cotton, silk, jute, wood

 

  • Environmentally friendly and made of sustainable materials eg offcuts of timber from building industry

 

  • Recyclable / recycled

 

  • Helps your centre meet EYLF outcomes (and other Quality Standards)

 

About Sally

Hi all and a huge welcome to Earthlink!!

My name is Sally Eberhardt and I am the proud owner of Earthlink since October 2012 - after working in market research for quite a few years it was time to combine my passion for making a difference by helping people lift themselves out of poverty with the self-determination that owning your own business gives.  And I am loving it!

Having seen first hand the poor conditions that many people endure in travels to places like Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Timor Leste I am thrilled to support Fair Trade and all it stands for. I have been lucky enough to visit a sponsored child (now that is a humbling experience) and also some of our precious artisans.

For many years I have been involved with fund-raising for a number of NGO's including  most recently Days for Girls, Awaken Mozambique and Action for Empowerment (Zambia)

The early childhood education sector is a fascinating space - and so crucial - I am really enjoying learning about what the children need and how they are supported by teachers and resources. I have met lots of wonderful people at conferences etc and during my visits and look forward to meeting many more!

My dream is to form a grass-roots collective of artisans (on Fair Trade basis of course), help with product development etc and then have those products sold through Earthlink - I'd like to see the whole process through. And then do the same again in another country.... Well...dreams should be BIG!

I would love for you to feel like you are part of this adventure too. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, information etc - I will respond.

Hope to see or hear from you soon! Love, Sally

 

About Earthlink

Earthlink was established in 2003 and continues to be the trusted source of quality multicultural resources for early education.

We are an on-line sevice that guarantees prompt delivery of orders. We have an extensive range of ethically produced items to solve all your multicultural needs. We attend many early education conferences throughout the year and make personal calls to facilties within the greater Brisbane area.

An integeral part of the Earthlink philosophy is to support artisans in developing countries through Fair Trade. This way of trading empowers the people who handcraft our range to break out of the cycle of poverty. It ensures fair wages, safe working conditions, no child labour and offers a sustainable future for their communities.

The ethics and values of Fair Trade are as follows:

Paying a fair local wage  

Providing healthy and safe working conditions  

Supporting environmentally sustainable practices  

Promoting traditional cultures through development of saleable products  

Providing financial and technical assistance to micro producers

 

Promoting equal gender opportunity

 

Ensuring there is no child labour

 

Seeking self reliance and independence for the artisans  

 

 

 

 

 

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