Celebrating Women Leaders in the WFTO community

Posted at 8 March 2019

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, and inspired by the WFTO campaign on #womenleaders, we interviewed FairMail Peruvian managers Anidela Rios Pizan (21) and Angeles Acevedo Bobadilla (22) to gain a better insight of what being a young woman leader in Peru really means. As a women-owned and led social enterprise, we are […]

Tags: Empowerment, Fairtrade, Growth, International Women's Day, IWD, Social impact, Wfto, Womenleaders


A special guest from Brazil

Posted at 28 January 2019

On Saturday (28/01) we had a special guest from Brazil. Professor Edson Sadao Iizuka from the Management Department of the “Centro Universitário FEI of São Paolo is conducting a research study on social enterprises based in South America that operate on an international level. He’s traveling across the continent to gain a first-hand experience on […]

Tags: Fairtrade, Social enterprise


FairMail recruiting process – how does it work?

Posted at 16 January 2019

Three new photographers have recently joined FairMail – you’ll get to know them soon! –  and one of the questions that we are most frequently asked is about the recruiting process. How does it work? Where do we take the photographers? How do we decide who enters FairMail? With this blog post we’ll walk you […]

Tags: Peru, Photographers


PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018 IS…

Posted at 30 December 2018

Every year, FairMail recognizes one photographer who has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty by naming him/her Photographer of the Year. The election of the Photographer of the Year usually takes place on the last class of the year and it is done through anonymous voting. Every member of FairMail votes for […]

Tags: Peru, Photographer of the year, Photographers, Teenagers


Ethical Secret Santa

Posted at 18 December 2018

Christmas is around the corner and this year we decided to give a little twist to our Amigo Secreto (Secret Santa) gift-exchange tradition. Although in FairMail we have always tried to avoid the trap of consumerism, we realize that excessive consumption has a momentous impact on our planet, and to put it simply, we don’t […]

Tags: Christmas, Huanchaco, Peru, Photographers


Gabriel’s success story: from the streets to professional photographer

Posted at 10 October 2018

We are often asked what the teenagers do when they leave FairMail and how we keep track of their progress. This is the story of Gabriel, undoubtedly one of FairMail’s most talented photographers. He was 14 years old when he joined FairMail, living in a local boy home. Last December Gabriel turned 19 and therefore […]

Tags: Juan_gabriel, Photographers, Teennagers


This Christmas let’s go fair trade! Brand new photo catalogue out!

Posted at 9 October 2018

If you want to surprise your clients, family, friends or colleagues this year, go fair trade with your Christmas cards! FairMail Christmas cards are not only a treat for your eyes but also a powerful choice to contribute to the personal empowerment of our teenage photographers. During the month of July, the FairMail teenagers have […]

Tags: Christmas, Christmas cards, Photos


FairMail Photography Trip – Huaraz 2018

Posted at 9 October 2018

January and August are without any doubt two special months for FairMail. We all look forward to these 2 months with anticipation because it’s when we leave the desert Peruvian coast behind and we embark on some crazy adventures on the Andes or in the jungle. We spent the first week of August exploring the […]

Tags: Photography travels, Teenagers, Trip


”How do you make home-made pasta?” – Kzanier asked.

Posted at 9 October 2018

In FairMail we do like to experiment, a lot. Be it with photography, craft, games or adventures. Trying out new things helps us step outside our comfort zone and gives us the chance to find out things that we love doing and realize our full potential. Most of the times our extra-photography activities are carefully […]

Tags: Learning, Teenagers, Workshop


Who is behind FairMail now?

Posted at 22 January 2018

After the announcement of the takeover, FairMail founders Janneke Smeulders and Peter den Hond have been overwhelmed with messages of support and they are very glad about it. We guess many of you are probably wondering: “who is running FairMail now?” Well, everyone please meet Kira, Federica and Natalia. Kira, Federica and Natalia met for […]

Tags: FairMail, Germany



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