"L'Union européenne devrait favoriser... l'utilisation des patrimoines criminels confisqués au bénéfice de la communauté" cit. Commission européenne contre le crime organisé

jeudi 15 mars 2012

France : opening of "Ethicando", Italian social sector boutique

(ANSAmed) - PARIS - Items in the window of a small boutique with a pink sign a few yards from the Canal Saint-Martin, in one of the liveliest and most colourful areas of Paris, include a number of small bagel-shaped biscuits ("taralli") made with cereals grown on land confiscated from the Mafia, t-shirts made in jail by detainees at the Roman prison of Rebibbia, "soft evasions" cooked by prisoners in Siracusa under the guidance of the Arcolaio cooperative. This is "Ethicando", the first shop in France dedicated entirely to products from Italian social sector companies, which has opened in the city in the last few days. "The social impact of these initiatives grows with the rise in sales of the products, given that no-one is getting public subsidy," the founders, Ludovica Guerrieri and Caterina Avanza, tell ANSA. "By giving them a shop window beyond their borders, we want to help the schemes to go forward and to show that you really can do something to change difficult situations".... la suite

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