What is the VETIVER?
Vetiver is a plant that grows in many countries with a tropical climate. On the surface, the plant appears as large clumps of long green leaves. The roots go down vertically and deep into the ground (up to 3 m deep).
For this reason, these roots are widely appreciated and used to fight against soil erosion: they retain soil and water on the plots to be cultivated.
The leaves are used as thatch or straw, but it is the roots that make it an exceptional plant.
From these roots, an essence with woody and green fragrances is extracted, which is highly prized in perfumery. Thus, in 1959, Guerlain created its famous "Vetiver" perfume. There are even some hints of it in Chanel n°5...for example!
They also provide essential oils, known for their relaxing effect.
Another property of vetiver roots: they are an excellent moth repellent thanks to the natural insecticides they contain, the terpenes.
Flexible, these roots can be braided, like a basket.
Who is PASSER'AILES ARTISANS DE MADAGASCAR?
Passer'ailes is a company of solidarity tradecreated in 2004 in Gironde, to make known and distribute the creations of the craftsmen of Madagascar.
Passer'ailes does not intervene in the management of the workshop. It is then that it takes over to establish the link to the outside world and broaden the horizons of Malagasy craftsmen. In Francethrough a light structurePasser'ailes fits its commercial offer to the fluctuating production capacity of the workshopIt makes its partners aware of this constraint.
The distribution of the products respects the rules of fair trade. "Buying fair trade is not an act of generosity, but rather an act of balanced trade where everyone, craftsmen and consumers, can find their place. On this condition, the exchange will be sustainable and will bring the hope of a real development for the craftsmen. Passer'ailes tightly controls its costslimits intermediaries, and is committed to the fair payment the work of each individual to ensure that the prices of the objects remain in line with their manufacturing cost. Its commercial margins are established.
KABAMBî adheres to the Passer'Ailes operating principles and respects the recommended prices, which are considered "ethically correct" by Passer'Ailes.
A showcase for the know-how and creativity of these craftsmen, Passer'ailes invites encounters by building a bridge between two worlds that time has separated.