We are a small family business based on the South Coast of NSW, Australia. Our story began in 2010, after many trekking trips to Nepal, we decided it was time to introduce our then small children, to a country and its culture that we love so much. It was on that trip that we bought back a few fairtrade/handmade products that were interesting and unique and began selling them at our local market. Suprised by the positive response, the passion eventually turned into a business which has been a lovely organic process for us. As well as attending markets, we spend most of our time in our retail shop in the Jervis Bay town of Huskisson.
Today, Ethik offers a range of beautiful handmade products sourced from many of our favourite countries around the globe. We work with small businesses and artisan groups not only from Nepal, but also Bali, Turkey, Morrocco, Kenya, Uganda, Cambodia and Australia. Our aim is to seek the stories as told by the producers behind our products. We strive to respect culture, traditions, environment and ultimately empowering the artisans. We ensure that our suppliers comply with ethical business practices and that the artisans and workers are paid fair living wages. We also pay fair prices for our products, and our aim is to uplift communities by giving people long-term work. We believe it's everyone's right to have the financial means to access good education, healthcare and consequently, a better future for their children.
Steve and Nicky