Founded in 2000, Sira Kura started working with producers based in Mali, and in the following years with people in Niger and Burkina Faso. In 2002, we became members of Commerce Équitable France. In 2014, we started a partnership with groups in Kenya, and in 2015 in India and Bangladesh. In 2016, we offered a new range of Fair Trade handmade products “made in China”. In 2020, we became members of WFTO.
We buy handicraft from small producer groups in Africa and Asia : Touareg silver jewelry from Niger, Miao silver jewelery from China, home decoration from Burkina Faso and Kenya, fashion accessories from India, trees from Senegal. We sell our products in our shop in Paris, and provide them to resellers in France and Europe.
Sira Kura aims to contribute to sustainable development in the countries with which we work, to promote the crafts of these countries as a cultural showcase and to raise awareness among the general public in France about the issues of Fair Trade.
Sira Kura works without intermediaries with artisans and visits them regularly to buy directly from them. It also allows us to stay as close as possible to the reality of our partners, to see progress and areas for improvement, to ensure ourselves that the criteria of Fair Trade are respected.