What is Fair Trade?

Posted by The Dharma Door USA in Fair Trade, Stories, Travels on March 9, 2015

As some of you know, my wife and I have been French Antique dealers for 17 years. We are good at it, and love what we do. A few years ago, with three young boys to raise, coupled with a huge recession, we started searching for another income that we could love, and believe in, as much as our antiques business.¬† I am a story teller by nature... I love the provenance of pieces and believe that often the back story is as important as the item itself... so we started our search. Our friends in Australia,... read more →


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Our aim is to bring the highest quality designer Fair Trade homewares, gifts and stationery to an audience that values contemporary design.

The Dharma Door has travelled the world to find the most highly skilled Fair Trade artisans, using only the best quality raw materials - the result is an exclusive collection of contemporary jute baskets, bamboo tableware, bags & totes, wrapping paper, book bags and much more.

When you shop with The Dharma Door, not only are you purchasing a beautifully designed and impeccably handcrafted product, you are engaging with a product that tells a story with every stitch and every fibre.


Follow our BLOG to learn more about behind-the-scenes at The Dharma Door. Our founder Shannon posts about her passions, inspirations and learnings including Fair Trade, life on our Byron Bay hinterland property, interiors and natural homewares, food and travel.

We look forward to receiving your feedback and connecting with you


The Dharma Door supplies high quality Fair Trade homewares, stationery and lifestyle products to retail stores within Australia and internationally.

If you would like to stock our products, please visit our wholesale page for more information about our brand, ethos, products and trading terms.

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Member of Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand


We love hearing from our customers!

"I love The Dharma Door! Your products are beautiful. I wrap them in your gorgeous gift paper and it is a joy to give them to friends."

"I received my order and was thrilled∆Č have recommended The Dharma Door to several people who admired my purchases and were interested to hear about the fair trade principles espoused by your company."

"Thanks so much for the speedy delivery of my order. I love the pattern and colour on my eReader Bag, and even more so the story behind the product... Keep up the good work!"

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