''a person is people''...
In Africa a person is never seen as simply an individual; that whatever they do they are connected to others and are mutually responsible for each other.
Cafe@abantu is a small ethically run individual fairly traded country tearoom, with an added bonus of selling unique hand crafted fairtrade products. Offering you stylish gifts sourced from third world countries. Our purpose is to raise awareness of fairly traded, beautifully crafted gifts and jewellery. People are still unaware of the principles of Fair Trade, not realising that each time you buy something fairly traded you are helping someone, somewhere, not as fortunate as yourself.
abantu prides itselves in bringing you the very best in ethical shopping for birthdays, anniversaries and those special occassions, or just to simply say thank you.
abantu is nestled in the country village of Bourn in converted stables and offers you great fairtrade coffee ot tea while you shop. We believe in helping people gain their independence through fair wage and giving hope to underprivellaged communities. We believe that providing sustainable livihoods by increased employee wages and generating new jobs is the fair way forward.
abantu encourages you to linger, feeling free to browse the exquisite hand crafted apparell from all over the world and try our hand made cakes and super lunches made to order just for you.
abantu offers you a fabulous range different, indivually crafted gifts, homewares and toiletries. Offering designer jewellery, all handmade and unique. Something for everyone. Buying fairly traded gifts and jewellery in a way that properly values the contribution of the craftsperson is important. Often people who make these fabulous pieces are based in poor situations in developing countries, with their skills passed onto them for generations. They only receive a fraction of the eventual purchase price with the difference soaked up by dealers and passed on to you, the consumer. Fair Trade is the partnership between the producer and you.
abantu's promise is to do our outmost to bring you the best handmade products available, whether a lunch or a gift. We try hard to ensure that each gift is handmade, unique and profoundly different to other''s in the market place. Inspired by Africa, we bring these lovely crafts into our mainstream, ensuring that the designs fit into todays modern homes. Sizes, shapes and colours, all varying, as they are mostly made from natural materials.
gifts@abantu showcases fabulous arts and crafts to you by making available brands which are tackling head on one or more ethical issues. All stocks tackle enviromental and social issues involved in making, transporting and selling trade, working with brands that share the fairtrade vision so that people benefit.
We are constantly trying to improve the ethical impact on supply chains with brands that have grasped ethical issues in production. Improving working conditions that are fair by providing frameworks to cover the whole supply chain for a product.
Please visit , us on Manor Farm, Alms Hill in Bourn. You will find our entrance opposite the Dr's surgery taking you around a 13th century black barn to ample parking and disabled access.
We are open Mon - Fri 9.15 am to 4.00 pm and Sat 10.00am to 4.00 pm. We are closed all day Sundays and Bank Holidays
We look forward to meeting you.