Fair Trade Organizations engage actively with consumers, in supporting producers, raising awareness, and campaigning for change in the rules and practice of conventional international trade so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their fullest potential.
The growing competitive market has pressured companies and craftspeople to make their products fast and cheap. When you choose to purchase fair trade, you’re saying that it’s important to you and your business that the person who made your product is not being exploited — you’re investing in the dignity and well-being of others.
Fair Trade is a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and economic crisis, so how can you help?
1. Support Communities
The Fair Trade Movement supports farming and working communities through on-the-job training and donating money for community investment. They also uphold farmers’ and workers’ rights to participate in Fair Trade Committees, which activate gender equality, leadership opportunities, and community resilience.
2. Protect Producers
Protect workers, farmers, and fishers through certification, auditing, and compliance with our standards which grant access to safe environments, additional capital and resources, and education along their fair trade journey.
3. Change Industries
Change industries and empower communities in educating our farms, factories, fisheries, and brands on responsible business practices and through developing ethical supply chains.
4. Engage Consumers
Engage consumers in celebrating brands that sell Fair Trade-Certified products, and educate consumers about why and how to advocate for sustainable supply chains.
The products you’re buying were made in safe and healthy working conditions that discourage forced labor and exploitive child labor, as well as improves the environment. The Fair Trade seal on goods made responsibly, fairly and sustainably, makes it easier for people to choose products that align with their values. By choosing these products, your business will be rewarded for responsible sourcing and for supporting those producing the products bought and sold.