Somerset based fair trade furniture retailer Myakka Ltd has been given a top ranking in the latest furniture research by the Ethical Company Organisation.
Myakka’s new Ethical Company Organisation index rates place them higher than high-street retailers including Homebase, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Laura Ashley.
The research compares companies according to their commitment to the environment, animals and people and specifically looks as responsible timber sourcing.
Myakka has been awarded the Ethical Accreditation for corporate social responsibility since 2009 and has earned a place in the Good Shopping Guide.
Georgie Hopkins, director, commented “We’re delighted to have received 100 points in the Ethical Company Index (ECI) latest research again. We work hard here at Myakka to ensure that we trade ethically and we believe strongly that this is something customers genuinely care about too.”
The company is currently going from strength to strength and recent growth means that Myakka now employs more than 30 local people at its head office in Wincanton Somerset which includes the popular warehouse outlet, sales and distribution.
This year Myakka is celebrating 15 years of ethical trading in the UK and has continued to show sales growth with their ranges of beautifully designed, hardwood furniture and ethnic inspired home accessories and gifts. This autumn’s new collections feature more than 90 new products including two exclusive fair trade furniture ranges.
The ECI research is available online at http://www.thegoodshoppingguide.com