Ethiqana was founded upon an ethos – ethically sourced, eco-friendly products that provide sustainable livelihoods and make complete sense! Our aim is to be able to bring to the mainstream the arts and crafts of all those artisans whose livelihoods have been stifled by the unhindered march of modern industrialisation processes. We also recognise that today’s world comes with challenges unforeseen in terms of ecological conservation and so the second of our objectives is to foster eco-friendly innovation.
With this intent, we applied for the membership of Social Enterprise UK and we are extremely grateful and immensely proud to have been accepted as a member. Quite literally, made our day!
For the uninitiated, Social Enterprise UK is the largest network of businesses with a social and/or environmental purpose. They have been at the forefront of driving the social enterprise movement in the UK which aims to make doing business in this way the “usual way”. Social Enterprise UK has also been instrumental in ensuring that the Social Value Act became law which requires public bodies to take into account the social value when selecting providers rather than just cost.
So, suffice to say, we’re chuffed to bits to get this certification and will proudly be displaying the badge of honour!