Ethical choice for that perfect present
COLOURFUL clothes and exotic gifts from the East are on sale at a new shop opened by a Folkestone health worker. Del’Artie in Faversham is the brainchild of Adele ConwayBennett, an occupational therapist who has worked in India and has contact with Fairtrade organisations supplying goods from India and Indonesia. She is dedicated to the movement which is working to make sure producers in the Third World get a fair price for their goods. Adele said: “When I was in India, there were children of eight and nine begging and willing to do anything for money so I always check that goods are not made using child labour. Everything I am buying in now is Fairtrade.” As well as the shop, Adele is still working part time at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone as a head occupational therapist. She lives in Chartham Hatch with her husband and two sons. Her stock at the shop in Court Street, Faversham includes cotton and silk clothes for women, men and children, cane lamps made in Bali, jewellery using legally-acquired gems and quirky pieces of furniture.
Adele Conway-Bennett in her shop