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Articles: Fair Trade

Fair Trade - Meaning
fair tradeFair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach to alleviating global poverty and promoting sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a fair price as well as social and environmental standards in areas related to the production of a wide variety of goods. It focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, and so on.

Fair Trade Companies
A listing of Fair Trade Companies with incredible products.

How do I know if a product I buy is a fair trade product?
fair trade certifiedRead the label. If it says "Fair Trade Certified," the product has met standards set by Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International. FLO, which was set up in 1997, guarantees that products sold with a Fairtrade label conform to Fairtrade standards and contribute to the development of disadvantaged producers and workers.


The 10 Standards of Fair Trade
IFAT prescribes 10 standards that Fair Trade organizations must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out continuous monitoring to ensure these standards are upheld:

 

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