48 Park Avenue, East 21st Street, Apt. 304
London NY 10016
Phone: +1 408 996 1010
Fax: +1 408 996 1010
Rarity believes in and practices the ten principles of FAIR TRADE, as It proves that greater justice in world trade is possible.
FAIR TRADE highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.
FAIR TRADE It is a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and economic crisis.
At Rarity, we all our producers are employed on a full working week basis and have the opportunity to plan around a structured income. Traditionally handcrafting is offered as a payment per item arrangement, but our Artisans work with a sustainable set income.
Our price and cost structures are shared openly with all Artisans as well as the cost of materials, wholesale and retail value of products.External audits are done yearly. Rarity is a level 4 BBBEE level contributor and has remained in good tax standing since its inception.
Rarity respects contracts and delivers products on time and to the desired quality and specifications. Suppliers are paid in full on time. Rarity builds long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with both suppliers and customers. Rarity promotes and protects the value of the hand skills of the Artisans within our company.
All Artisans are paid in full on one time on a weekly basis unless they request otherwise. All staff have access to savings paid out at above-average interest rates. Paid Maternity leave, sick leave and compassionate leave are available to all Artisans. All public holidays are funded. 20 working days are paid holiday including annual bonuses and long service bonus for every Artisan.
Rarity does not condone or practice child labour. Rarity does not source from or buy from any supplier that does not agree with and implement NO CHILD LABOUR.
At Rarity every Artisan commits to non-discrimination and signs a non-discrimination declaration. Rarity practices Non-Discrimination through the employment of Artisans across various social, cultural, religious, health, age, gender and sexual orientations. Artisans are compensated according to skill and not gender. Artisan practice the right to freedom of association and belongs to selected workers unions. An independent democratically elected workers representatives is voted in yearly.
By the laws that govern the health and safety of employees, all artisans work in a safe, clean, well-lit environment. Rarity ensures that additional comforts are available to all employees and that our working environment is best suited to each artisan and their specific needs.
Artisans are trained in-house as an ongoing process to improve our quality, the procedures required to produce, and to facilitate the efficiency of production. Artisans are trained externally in areas of interest outside of work by their request. First Aid and Fire marshal training are available to any interested Artisan.
Rarity practices the principals of cradle to cradle production with waste limited to less than a dustbin a week. All natural materials are used to their full capacity through small return items at value prices. Rarity requires all suppliers to have an environmental certification or policy. All our materials are internationally compliant and are within the strick REACH guidelines as set by the EU regarding chromium and Azo dyes
Beautiful products made by dedicated people.
To find out more about FAIR TRADE principles here.