Napa, California, November 20, 2023 – LIKHA, a brand of thoughtfully handcrafted Filipino artisan products, proudly announces its recent achievement of the NEST Seal Certification and membership in the Fair Trade Federation (FTF). These milestones solidify LIKHA's status as a trailblazer in the Filipino handmade industry.
The NEST Seal Certification, an industry-standard accreditation, symbolizes LIKHA's unwavering commitment to ethical standards, sustainable practices, and empowerment of local artisan communities. Awarded to organizations demonstrating exceptional dedication to responsible business practices, the NEST Seal Certification underscores LIKHA's mission to create a positive impact.
In addition to the NEST Seal Certification, LIKHA's acceptance into the Fair Trade Federation opens the door to a vibrant community of organizations with the deepest commitment to the principles of fair trade. As a verified member of the Fair Trade Federation, LIKHA joins hands with like-minded entities in the pursuit of a more just and sustainable world.
"Our team is ecstatic about the possibilities ahead and can't wait to bring Filipino artisan products to an even broader audience and raise the profile of the Philippines as a global leader in sustainability, design, and innovation within the handmade industry," expressed Nathalie Llorente-Lim, Founder and CEO of LIKHA.
With the Nest Seal and the FTF logo proudly displayed on the LIKHA’s website, consumers can now easily identify and support products that meet the highest standards of ethical handcraft. These provide transparency and assurance, empowering shoppers to make informed choices that align with their values.
“We believe that this will not only benefit our brand and our artisans but also contribute to the broader narrative of ethical and sustainable practices in the handmade industry. It's a step towards a more conscious and responsible approach to consumerism," added Nathalie Llorente-Lim.
LIKHA looks forward to continuing its journey of promoting Filipino craftsmanship on the global stage, with the Nest Seal and FTF mark serving as a beacon of trust and authenticity. As a certified ethical brand, LIKHA invites consumers to explore and support a diverse range of Filipino artisan products that embody the intersection of tradition, innovation, and sustainability.