fair and square 

 BAGS FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE 

Creating employment opportunities for disadvantaged women in India by co-creating printed bags for conscious businesses and organizations

 

 OUR MISSION 

At Fair and Square it's our vision to eliminate poverty by connecting women from low income communities to education and employment opportunities. We believe talent is distributed equally, but opportunity is not.

In our social tailor centre in Pondicherry, South-India, we offer textile training and dignified employment to disadvantaged, disabled and marginalized women together with local grassroots organization
 The Samugam Foundation.

Bij Fair and Square geloven we dat je armoede kan bestrijden door mensen met een extreem laag inkomen toegang te geven tot educatie en werkgelegenheid. Talent is immers eerlijk verdeeld, maar kansen zijn dat niet.

In ons naaiatelier in Pondicherry, Zuid-India, bieden we daarom opleiding en menswaardig werk aan kansarme vrouwen. Dit doen we in samenwerking met de Samugam Foundation, een lokale NGO die zich al meer dan 30 jaar inzet voor minderbedeelden. 

 OUR FUNDAMENTALS 

We create handmade, GOTS organic cotton bags with love that can be customized with your design or logo. Our bags are the perfect reusable shopping bag for your store, goodie bag for your event, merch for your band or gift for your loyal customers.

 

We want to create awareness and set an example as a social and carbon-neutral enterprise by sourcing, producing, transporting, employing and operating with respect for people and planet.

We maken herbruikbare tassen uit GOTS biologisch katoen. De tassen kunnen volledig gepersonaliseerd worden en bedrukt met een logo of afbeelding. Ze zijn een duurzaam en ecologisch alternatief voor plastic zakjes, perfect als goodie bag voor evenementen of als cadeau voor je trouwe klanten. 

 

Als sociale en CO2-neutrale onderneming willen we bewustzijn creëren en tonen dat het anders kan door te produceren, transporteren, tewerkstellen en opereren met respect voor mens en milieu.  

 OUR FAIR 
 CUSTOMIZABLE  BAGS 

REKA

tote bag

bedrukte schoudertas

Sexy on the shoulder

Screen printed with your logo or design

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LAKSHMI

shopping bag

bedrukte winkeltas

For serious shopping

Screen printed with your logo or design

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KARTHIKA

string bag

bedrukte rugzak

Lightweight backpack

Screen printed with your logo or design

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VASANTHI

flat bottom bag

bedrukte schoudertas

Keeping it straight

Screen printed with your logo or design

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KANAGA

produce bag 

bedrukte groente- of broodzak

For bread, fruit & veg 

Screen printed with your logo or design

 

All our bags are handmade with love

under dignified and ethical conditions

in our cosy tailor centre in Pondicherry, India.

- 100% GOTS certified organic cotton

- CO2-neutral

- Free digital print / gratis proefdruk

- Free shipment / gratis verzending

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All bags are customizable, so we would love to hear what you need. Longer handles? Different size? You name it.  

For customized bags, get in touch!

 

 Creating fair and 
 sustainable bags 

All Fair and Square bags are handmade by disadvantaged women in Pondicherry, India who enjoy a paid tailor training program. We choose to work with women because studies have shown that money placed in the hands of a woman is more economical. Empowering women in developing countries creates jobs, helps contribute to economic growth and promotes greater liberty and democracy.

All our profits go to The Samugam Foundation to give the next generation a brighter future.

Alle Fair and Square tassen zijn handgemaakt door kansarme vrouwen in Pondicherry, India. We werken met vrouwen omdat studies hebben aangetoond dat vrouwen een veel groter deel van hun loon terug investeren in hun gezin in vergelijk met mannen. Vrouwen emanciperen in ontwikkelingslanden helpt de economische ontwikkeling en promoot vrijheid en democratie.  

Al onze winst gaat naar The Samugam Foundation  zodat we samen met hen de volgende generatie een betere toekomst kunnen geven. 

 Planting trees to offset   our transportation 

Our partner Greenamity helps us to calculate, reduce and offset our carbon emissions. The trees that we plant have a strong social value for local farmers, who can access fruits and forest products for their daily needs.

The unavoidable carbon emissions generated by our business activities are neutralized through the planting of trees in a deforested area in Madagascar.

Onze partner Greenamity helpt ons met het berekenen, verminderen en neutraliseren van onze CO2-uitstoot.

De onvermijdelijke uitstoot afkomstig van onze activiteit wordt geneutraliseerd door het aanplanten van bomen door lokale boeren in ontboste gebieden in Madagaskar. 

 

HONOURED TO  WORK WITH... 

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 AND MANY MORE... 

HAPPY CUSTOMERS SAY...

"De BE O zakken waren dringend toe aan een opgefriste look met het nieuwe logo. 

Voor het maken van de zakken zijn we op zoek gegaan naar een partner die net zoals wij bio vanzelfsprekend vindt. 

Dat er bij Fair and Square niet alleen met bio katoen gewerkt wordt, maar dat het doel van de organisatie bovendien is om kansarme vrouwen op te leiden en een job te bieden, vinden wij bij BE O fantastisch.

Fair and Square ging bovendien samen met ons op zoek naar de juiste benadering van het kleurenpatroon en de grootte van de zakken... van custom made gesproken. 

Hun flexibiliteit in die zoektocht naar de perfecte uitvoering van de opdruk, de levering van de zakken en de dienst na verkoop zorgden voor een heel complete en aangename samenwerking."

- Karen van BE O Versmarkt

"Voor m'n klanten en workshops was ik op zoek naar een mooie, duurzame en 'eerlijke' tote bag. Door even te zoeken kwam ik bij Fair and Square terecht, en werd ik helemaal overtuigd dat mijn bestelling bij hen helemaal aan het goede adres was. Wat hou ik ervan te weten dat mijn tote bags op een eerlijke manier gemaakt zijn, en dat vrouwen in India kansen krijgen. Helemaal fan!"

- Leentje van Leentje loves Light

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