What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade is the name given to a global movement of producers, traders, organizations and consumers intent on creating a socially and environentally sustainable system of trade focused on the economic development of small producers world wide. Fair Trade partners are committed to upholding the following internationally established priciples:
- PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED PRODUCERS.
- PAYMENT OF A FAIR PRICE
- GENDER EQUITY
- TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
- CAPACITY BUILDING
- HEALTHY WORKING CONDITIONS
- ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
For more information on Fair Trade please visit the following sites:
FTF - Fair Trade Federation www.fairtradefederation.org
WFTO - World Fair Trade Organization www.wfto.com
Green America www.greenamericatoday.org/programs/fairtrade