“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.

“FREE” Trade values Profits over People and the Planet

  1. Policies that favor large corporations, factory farms, and mass production. 
  2. Little or no support or up-front funding for small entrepreneurs.
  3. Limited worker wages and rights.
  4. Exploitation of the earth’s natural resources.

FAIR Trade values People and the Planet over Profit

  1. Economic development and partnership business models.
  2. Higher worker income and investment in community needs.
  3. Environmental preservation and restoration.
  4. Human Rights: no child labor, no forced labor, democratic decision making.