About Dayo

The meaning in West Africa of the word Dayo is “Joy Arrives”.  

A delightful word which to me symbolises the joy that comes to women and men in developing countries when rewarded for their exquisite work with fair wages and working conditions.  

I started Dayo Fair Trade to make a difference as there are still millions of people being exploited through unfair, unsafe and often forced work around the world.  It is both a way to showcase beautiful creations from talented artisans and a way to empower those artisans to support themselves and their families.

As a mother I want to prevent children working in sweatshops, being sold or trafficked under pretences of a job.  One of the main ways to do this is to provide parents with a fair wage to support their family.

Every time I look at something fair trade I know that someone is empowered and not disempowered, valued not devalued and they are what it’s all about.

If you would like to know more about Dayo Fair Trade head over to my blog.

Thanks for visiting,



 Erin and Christian

Blue Mountains- Sydney, Australia