Dassie’s mission is to work directly with artisans in developing countries to produce unique, design-led homeware. They seek to empower their artisans to use their traditional skills and techniques to reach a broader market and create better lives for themselves and their communities. Fair trade principles are at the core of everything they do. They are proud members of BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops) and adhere to their Ten Principles of Fair Trade. These principles seek to create opportunities for disadvantaged producers by means of fair trade practices and accountability. This entails payment of a fair wage, no child or forced labour, gender equity, lack of discrimination, good working conditions and respect for the environment.