THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Nobunto
Country: South Africa
Nobunto is a South African Fair Trade company creating hand-painted candles using mainly African inspired designs. Their products are responsibly made with love and care for their customers, the artisans and the environment.
Based in the small village of Napier (about 180 km east of Cape Town), where the unemployment rate is 50%, Nobunto has provided employment for women of the disadvantaged communities and guarantees an income for over 18 families.
The word Nobunto comes from the Sotho language, meaning “For the people." In a region with high unemployment, their mission is to alleviate poverty, not only through development of industry but to be socially, ethically, and sustainably responsible.