Welcome to a tropical culinary experience at Yawama of Sweden. The Christmas table is laid and here we present our range of tropical dried mango and sun-dried tomato from Chankwakwa in Zambia, cashew nuts from Smiling a Swedish fair trade and eco brand that works with small-scale producers in Gambia, fair trade tea and coffee and a range of exotic jams and chutney sourced through Sackeus who represent a number of fair trade and ecological producers in Tanzania, South Africa and other developing countries.
I have slowly being trying to find edible products that fit into the Yawama range of “good products”. By good I mean products that take into account both producers and the environment. I do not demand that smaller producers have to be fair trade certified and labelled but it is important that fair trade principles are adhered to and respected. I am well aware of the cost implications and the time and effort that goes into achieving both fair trade and eco certification, which in many cases means that smaller producers have to apply for external funding in order to be able to meet these costs. In the event where producers do not have certification I source from reputable agencies such as Sackeus that have been working with fair trade development in third world countries for many years.