Oxfam fair trade products feature on Dalai Lama MasterChef episode

Media Releases, News, Oxfam Shops, Shops & Fundraising article written on the 17 Jul 2011

Kylie Kwong’s upcoming range of ceramic tableware and a wide array of Oxfam’s other fair trade kitchen and homewares products adorned the set of the special MasterChef episode screened on Sunday 17 July.

“Oxfam is very excited about a wide range of our fair trade products being featured on the ‘Dalai Lama episode’ of MasterChef,” said Oxfam’s Nadine Silverberg.

Kylie Kwong’s new tableware range ‘The Lotus’, which is being designed and produced in collaboration with Oxfam, took centre stage on the episode. Other products featured included Oxfam’s hand-crafted crockery, platters, candle holders and table runners.

“Our vision is to make beautiful hand-crafted products like these, which also help their producers earn better wages and receive improved working conditions, accessible to all Australians,” Ms Silverberg said.

Oxfam’s shops sell fair trade products from developing countries around the world. Its products are crafted by community artisans, often by hand, who in turn receive fair prices, better working conditions and improved market access under the fair trade system.

The Kylie Kwong range of hand-painted ceramic tableware, which is being produced by one of Oxfam’s Vietnamese fair trade producer partners, will be available in Oxfam’s shops in October. More information about the range is available at www.oxfam.org.au/kyliekwong or by contacting us on the details below.

More information about Oxfam’s shops and other fair trade products is available at www.oxfamshop.org.au.

Media contact: Raina Hunter, 0402 145 820 / rainah@oxfam.org.au