Why Buy FairTrade?

July 20, 2015 12:05 pm / by / no comments

And What is Fair Trade?

among other things Fair Trade is:

  • Fair Trade involves relationships that are open, fair, consistent, and respectful
  • Artisans are paid a fair wage in the local context
  • Working conditions are healthy and safe
  • Employee involvement in decision-making

this is a link top a very simplified explanation of fair trade, 

it’s worth a quick look!  (form a fellow Fair Trade Federation member)

coinpurse-info fairtrade-bargraph

As you can see, fair trade is not at all about charity. Fair trade simply is a fair system of exchange that empowers artisans and farmers to develop their own sustainable businesses with dignity and self-respect

 

 

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