The history of fair trade in Slovenia began in 2002 when “Humanitas” started a project in Burkina Faso, bringing together women to paint and sell traditional products. The « Odjuga » cooperative was then founded 2 years later by 3 organizations and opened the « 3MUHE » (3 flies) shop. Buna is a Slovenian cooperative, the only one roasting fair trade coffee beans in Slovenia. It was set up by two other human rights activists a coffee lover who owned a coffee shop and not only wanted to control 100% of its the origin of its products but also the quality.
The organization mainly runs 3 activities:
First, roasting and selling coffee, to both individuals and professionals. The Čokl coffee, managed by the roaster is a commercial activity but serves as a showcase for the product as well as an example in terms of supply.
Then, the 3Muhe store is the only fair-trade store in Slovenia, and serves as a basis to sell products from the sector for non-profit purposes. Fair trade is already avaible in the "organic" stores shelves and some supermarkets, that is why the main activity is to advocate for fair trade in Slovenia through information campaigns in schools or events, and to invite producers in collaboration with neighboring countries and more particularly Austria.