Pioneering Fair Trade fashion brand People Tree is celebrating its 5th anniversary with many happy returns. Its annual sales now top £1m and are set to grow. But the people...

Laxmi Shova, is the representative from Kumbeshwar Technical School’s group of 450 women knitters suppling People Tree. She says she is very exited and proud to be visiting the UK to see the products in the stores here and adds, “For people like me in Kathmandu and the surrounding villages, People Tree has helped us more than double our income. Fair Trade empowers me, my family, my colleagues and grass-roots women producers in my country, both economically and socially, and means we can educate ourselves and our children.”

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