Ethical Inspirations is a fair trade organization focused on promoting producers who are marginalized by war, social inequities, poverty, natural disasters, sickness or disability.

Spice farmers grow their spices in their backyards in what looks like a spice forest.  They work collectively within their village and sell their spices directly to Ethical Inspirations.  Processing of the spices takes place at a HACCP compliant facility in Kandy.  

What’s remarkable about these spices is that they are plucked or dug up based on our order and are dried and ground immediately prior to shipping.  The freshness is optimal!

Dissanayake Spice farmer
The minimum farm-gate price has assured us of real value for hard work. We now have some extra money to invest in our dwellings and my family.
— Dissanayake
spices growing
Laurie and spice farmers
Ginger plant
Fair trade premiums and record keeping
White pepper at the market
Cinnamon packaging

Trading Partner: Ethical Inspirations

location:

Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Background: Ethical Inspirations is a Fair Trade organization focused on promoting producers who are marginalized by war, social inequities, poverty, natural disasters, sickness or disability.

Farmer Profile: All of the employees of the spice processing facility are also farmer members. Many of them work on their land in the morning and at the processing facility in the afternoon. 

Direct Fair Trade Premiums: Premiums from purchases of spices go to Ethical Inspirations for the purpose of capacity building that benefits the farmers. 


Farmers