“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.