Abdul Raqib Molla
Name: Abdul Raqib Molla
Age: 28 +
Profession: Leather Artisan
Favorite Food: Muglai Dish
Favorite holiday/Festival: Idul Fitra & Ramzan.
What do you like most about your Job
I am very satisfied with my current job. At EMA I am mainly responsible for making leather products. I am learning many new innovative designs.
I have done a great deal of training and followed workshops on design and product development. These experiences will definitely help me in the near future. Furthermore, I am so pleased with my job and glad that our managers are always here to help and support us professionally as well as personally.
What does Fair mean to you
Fair to me means a justified distribution of wealth which can support us on an economic, physical and psychological basis.
What is your Life’s motto
My life’s motto is to try and be good to all. On a personal basis my motto in life is to work hard so that I can earn more money and support my family.
Who is your role model & why
My role model in life has always been my father. He was an exceptional person, who always supported and encouraged me. His encouragement has always been a source of inspiration to me. The credit goes to my father for anything I have achieved thus far.
What makes you happy every day
Considering the fact that I am an artist, if I get more orders then I will able to earn more money and support my family. The smiling faces of my family brings me happiness.
EMA chose a location with a great deal of unemployment in the countryside. It is located in Baripur, a village outside of Calcutta. Since the beginning of 1977, EMA is active in several areas such as education, improved working conditions, the environment, female participation, education, employment for the disabled and people who have no chance in the workforce. India differs greatly from our country. Furthermore EMA ensures that the production continues and that the products are of such a high standard that they compete with non-fair trade products.
Products are made with pride and loveYou will notice our products are crafted with love. The people who make them are treated with respect and because of the cooperative form, everyone shares in the profit. This ensures happy faces and a commitment to produce quality products. These people sincerely want to be proud of their product.
Goodforall is fortunate to have been a regular guest in this wonderful workplace which is located in the center of a beautiful garden. We stay here and eat with the employees to ensure we have the opportunity to bond with them.
EMA produces the Patch8 series, and MYPAPERBAG Dark Chocolate and Blond. We are so proud and fortunate to work with this wonderful project and will do anything to ensure we can place a great deal of orders; and ensure many people receive an education and a career.
The ten principles of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) are adhered to and hang in red letters by the entrance so that every employee is aware of them:
ONE: Create opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers
TWO: Transparency and accountability
THREE: Fair trading practices
FOUR: Payment of a fair price
FIVE: Ensuring no child labor and forced labor
SIX: Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
SEVEN: Ensuring Good Working Conditions
EIGHT: Providing Capacity Building
NINE: Promoting Fair Trade
TEN: Respect for the Environment
Format: 12"W x 15"L x 4.5"D or 31 x 39 x 11,5 cm.
Material: ecologically tanned buffalo leather
Available in : Original (Brown)