I worked in the development sector in South East Asia, living there for almost 8 years, and have a broad network of people involved in the sector. Our founding producers were recommended to me by people I knew had been involved in some way and seen them in action.
I have built on this connection to develop relationships with the organisation and continues to highly value communication, collaboration and my relationship with them.
As for Dignity has grown, it has started to build relationships with new producers. These producers have credibility based on their association with external bodies that keep them accountable such as the Freedom Business Alliance and World Fair Trade Organisation.