In recognition of her great achievements, just six years
after starting her first ethical trading initiative, Charlotte
di Vita was appointed a Member of the Order of the British
Empire (MBE) for services to Trade plus Aid.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II wrote to Charlotte
to express her delight that the secret of Royal enameling
had now been handed down to preserve ancient traditions and
to create fairly-paid employment in China.
The MBE's royal seal of approval is the ultimate accolade
for an organisation that has made a difference by setting
new precedents and by combining business acumen with ethical
practice in order to generate sustainable income for disadvantaged
communities around the world.
"I strongly believe that we can find practical ways
to improve the economic conditions of some of the world's
poorest communities. And by simply working together to share
a common vision we can achieve a better life for less developed
countries." commented Charlotte di Vita MBE.