About Lilah Our Story
The founder of the company Lilah has been traveling the roads of India for 30 years, so she knows its needs very well.
So it is only natural that, wishing to create a commercial activity in 1999, she turned to fair trade.
the observation is as follows: The current functioning of the world economy suffers from imbalances which particularly affect producers in developing countries, victims of industrial policies based on yields and profit.
Trade has become an issue of power and profit, and trivializes the dominant – dominated relationship. The consequences are unbearable for human beings, the social, economic, ecological and cultural environment. Fair trade offers an effective alternative to reduce inequalities and give people back their central place in trade. Lilah joins the Platform (see box below) for fair trade. (founding members: Max Havelaar, Biocoop, Artisanat-Sel…)
thus the company Lilah is committed:
To make the most disadvantaged producers work first, within the framework of sustainable development.
To refuse any form of slavery, and young child labor.
To contract between the various partners the price of the product which allows a fair remuneration of the economic actors and taking into account the needs of their families (training, health, social protection …) To develop the local potential of the producers: use of raw materials or local know-how.
The number of intermediaries between the craftsman and the consumer being reduced, the consumer will not pay more, sometimes even less, for a product from the Lilah company. “FAIR FOR ALL” is our motto!
For us, trade is above all a human relationship: an exchange of goods, wealth, information and know-how. It is a mutual human enrichment for those who practice it like us in the spirit of fair trade.
We work with our craftsmen in an idea of constant and dynamic evolution.
For example, the manufacture of our Tibetan incense is traditional.
But to allow more production, while maintaining the quality, we have started to cultivate the plants necessary for the ingredients in biodynamics. This also has the advantage of avoiding a plunder of natural resources.
Another example: Our Rajasthani jewelry as well as our amber jewelry (from fair trade) sometimes adapt to the fashions of the point of sale but are always made with traditional materials.
We are pleased to present the following articles to you:
Indian incense and Tibetan incense, articles from the crafts of these countries, jewelry from Rajasthan and Tibetan jewelry, as well as amber from the Baltic.
“Everyone who works has the right to just remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity”
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 23