On our journey to make the most positive contribution to Ethiopia that we can, we are a World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) guaranteed member, a verified social enterprise and OEKO-TEK STeP certified. These certifications and memberships challenge (and support) us to be the best that we can be in terms of a socially, economically and environmentally responsible employer.

Guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)

Sabahar has been a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) since 2009 and a guaranteed member since 2019. We have been fully verified by WFTO to be practicing the 10 principles of Fair Trade across our business and supply chains.  We are regularly assessed by our peers and independent auditors to ensure that we understand the principles, apply them as best we can and have plans to improve in any areas where we are weak. 

STeP by OEKO-TEX certified

Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) is an independent certification system for textile manufacturers. The STeP certification is a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of environmentally friendly technologies, efficient use of resources as well as compliance with social working conditions. The process involves a self-assessment which is then audited by three independent experts.

This certification is valuable because it goes in depth into what is needed to be an environmentally sound and socially minded textile company; so their focus is specifically on textile production.

Verified Social Enterprise

The Social Enterprise World Forum has also verified Sabahar as a genuine social enterprise.  They certify that Sabahar is transparent about and accountable to their mission and aspires to the highest ethical business standards in all internal and external dealings.

Social forum certification