Values

What makes us tick here at French Affair? We strive to be an ethical, sustainable business that’s flexible and fun, a business that’s adored by our customers. With over 1,200 five -star customer reviews and many small business awards, we think we’re succeeding.

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Here are our most important values that guide every part of the business at French Affair:

Joy

We want you to be delighted with every interaction with French Affair. Every time you connect with us or use our products, we want you to smile.

We love knowing our tablecloths will be at the centre of your most joyful moments:

  • Rowdy family gatherings and catchups with friends.
  • Everyday meals and intimate dinners with those who matter most.
  • Special celebrations and the quiet moments alone with a cuppa.

Our beautiful tablecloths will be loved for generations to come.

We also want our team to enjoy working at French Affair.  Running the business should be a joyful experience.  When we’re happy, we pass those good feelings onto you.

Joy is our main value

Respect

We treat you the way we’d like to be treated. French Affair respects diversity and makes everyone feel welcome. It’s not just people. We treat our products with respect too.

Integrity

You can be sure your dealings with French Affair will be fair, honest and transparent.

Sustainability

We care about the planet. Limiting our environmental impact is one of our key drivers in product selection and the day-to-day operation of the business.

Recycling is our superpower. We re-use everything: bubble wrap, plastic bags, packaging, fabric off-cuts and more. Boxes and packing materials from supplier orders that we’re not able to reuse are saved from landfill by giving them away through local sustainability groups or donating to Reverse Garbage.

Many of our products are environmentally friendly. Linen is one of the most sustainable fabrics in the world and our acrylic coated tablecloths are surprisingly eco-friendly. We have a zero-waste philosophy and all fabric off-cuts from tablecloths are used to create beautiful homewares. Check out our zero waste range.

We choose to use GreenPower which supports Australian renewables, reduces emissions and contributes to a healthy future. We also offset our carbon emissions through Greenfleet. On our behalf, they plant bio-diverse native trees to restore native forests and ecosystems. These provide crucial habitat for endangered wildlife, help counter the devastating impact of the bush fires, and reduce the impacts of climate change.

We support

French Affair is proud to support several initiatives locally and globally to make the world a better place.

We provide microfinance to women in underdeveloped French speaking countries via Kiva. We envision a world where all people have the power to create opportunities for themselves and others.

You can join us in making a difference in the world by signing up to Kiva.