Established in 1975, “EZA Fairer Handel” has practised Fair Trade as retailer, and proving that there is an alternative to conventional trade. Their wide range of products – foodstuffs, handicrafts, cosmetics and Fair Fashion – are reflecting the creativity and know-how of 160 partner organisations in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Direct exchange with EZA trading partners and producers’ representatives is a fundamental aspect of the trade, as it helps consolidate relationships, which go far beyond the mere purchase and sale of products, enabling both sides to reflect on, and further develop, the trading partnership. Therefore they try to visit as many of their partners in the South as possible. Additionally they regularly invite them to participate in producer visiting programmes, conferences and seminars in Austria.