Minga Fair Trade Imports is a Fair Trade wholesaler that works closely with South American artisans and producers to bring high quality goods to retailers all over the United States.
We seek to improve the economic lives of small producers in the southern hemisphere, create Fair Trade relationships with retail advocates in North America, and promote education for all. In the native South American language of Quechua, Minga means a community working together to benefit the whole.
The Ecuadorian Panpipe dates back at least 2000 years. Made of varying lengths of cane or bamboo tied together in a row-it is called rondador, after the night watchmen who played the instrument on their rounds.
In the Inca empire, specially chosen women dedicated their lives to weaving fine textiles, some of which were used in ritual offerings to the sun.