Fair Trade Primer

Fair Trade goods are just that: fair. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, fair trade products come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated. A fair trade purchase helps farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. 

01       What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade principles include: Paying fair wages in the local context, supporting safe, healthy, and participatory workplaces, ensuring environmental sustainability, supplying financial and technical support to communities, respecting cultural identity, offering public accountability and transparency, building direct and long-term relationships, and educating consumers.

02        Fair Trade Principles.

Fair trade ensures that artisans and producers receive a living wage; a wage that allows them to profit from their trades and provide for their families. Fair trade also guarantees consitent wages that allow communties to grow and prosper, fostering economic stability. 

03       Why does it matter?