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