Manumit Manumit was founded in 2005 after the founders, shocked by "ethical" factories in Asia, decided to create an alternative and fairer way of doing business. All their products are sourced and handmade by marginalised producers and artisans in the South, who are members of either of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) or The Fair Trade Federation and have been through a process to ensure they are working to fair trade principles.