Buy their crafts and meet them

I came across the website of the Italian fair trade retailer, called Altromercato (Alternative market in English), about the Altromercato Experience. 

It’s possible now that you travel and meet the artisan who made your crafts which you bought in the Altromercato shop(s) in Italy! To set up this new formula, the Italian fair trade retailer has developed several partnerships with eco tourism agencies. 

Usually, as a fair trade consumer in Europe, when you are visiting these kind of shops, you can see photos, videos and the proof on the tags with signature or names mentioned but what about meeting them in your next travel??!

In Nepal, you will be able to have different tours in the partners’ fair trade organisations of Altromercato such as Sana Hastakala, Kumbeshwar Technical School, Women Skill Development’ Organisation (WSDO) and Children Nepal. For example, if you select the programme at Sana Hastakala  this includes the tour of the workshop and the visit at the ceramic’s making workshop based in Thimi.

If you are interested or just curious, here is their website

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