What Is Fair Trade?


Fair Trade is a tool for reducing poverty in developing nations. It’s a form of trade that builds equitable and long-term partnerships between producers in developing regions of the world and consumers in the north. A Fair Trade certification guarantees many things including the following:

Producers receive a minimum set price for their goods, financial and technical support, healthy and safe working conditions, economic development of their communities, and educational  opportunities for their children.

Consumers receive excellent products plus the peace of mind that comes with knowing  they are actively addressing poverty,  preserving the environment, and promoting an end to child labor.

The planet receives a chance at health and healing since Fair Trade actively promotes sustainable farming techniques, biodiversity, and bird and animal habitat preservation.

 

Here are some examples of Fair Trade labels. Look for these labels on your products.

Here are some examples of Fair Trade labels. Look for these labels on your products.