“FREE” Trade values Profits over People and the Planet
- Policies that favor large corporations, factory farms, and mass production.
- Little or no support or up-front funding for small entrepreneurs.
- Limited worker wages and rights.
- Exploitation of the earth’s natural resources.
FAIR Trade values People and the Planet over Profit
- Economic development and partnership business models.
- Higher worker income and investment in community needs.
- Environmental preservation and restoration.
- Human Rights: no child labor, no forced labor, democratic decision making.