The Myakka pedigree
15 years of beautifully designed fair trade furniture, forest care and fast delivery.
Every Myakka product you choose is useful, beautiful, dependable and enduring. That way, fair trade is neither a charity nor a compromise but a real delight you’ll be proud to welcome into your home. Between Myakka and our main suppliers in India, Vietnam and Thailand, we negotiate fair and proper prices and we pay for our furniture as each shipment sets sail. No waiting, no cash flow issues, no financial juggling. We’ve been working together for years now, and the way we work means we’re a big part of the progress and growth.
Myakka’s success brings more jobs, more trade and more financial stability not just for the company but for the families and community it supports. Their smaller subcontractors thrive too. For example, through growing trade, one has been able to buy the land that its workshops are on. We see it all happening when we visit twice a year and we celebrate all these continuous developments. We’re proud to be part of what’s being achieved in every department, especially for the people we’ve come to know so well.
We buy from our suppliers. They pass on a share of their profits. You buy from us. We pass on a share of our profits. It’s so simple and it makes such a difference, like ripples on a pond. We couldn’t do any of it without you. So ...Thank you!
Click on the links to read about the great work they all do and to donate directly if you wish.
Based in Jodhpur, SKSN is a school for physically challenged children, which now sits under the umbrella of the Indiability Foundation. The school exists to advance the integration of physically challenged people across India.
Since our involvement with the school our donations have contributed towards, amongst other things: training and support in traditional needlecraft skills; the running costs of the dairy to provide children with essential milk and yoghurt daily; clothing, medicine and equipment for the limb workshop; materials to build new desks and benches; stationery and support for the Vocational Training Centre.
Moreover, we continue to commission new ranges of cushions and soft furnishings designed and made at the centre, for sale in the UK exclusively through us. This enables the community to learn valuable needlecraft skills for their future independence and trade.
Over the years of our support, we have assisted with more than £42,000 in donations and we look forward to continuing with more in the future.
This school in Jodhpur is supported by our philanthropic supplier and indirectly by years of dependable trade with Myakka. The involvement is not just financial but as Chairman and Secretary, our suppliers are heavily involved in assisting with the day-to-day management and wider strategy of the school ensuring its future development.
This charitable foundation works to promote vibrant, inclusive communities in Somerset through developing a culture of local giving. We value our local community and as such have set up the Myakka Grassroots Fund, under the umbrella of the SCF, which is specifically aimed at supporting projects benefitting children and families within the South Somerset area. Over the years we have surpassed our original giving target of £25,000.