Through a unique pricing model, rigorous standards, support networks, and creating demand for ethical goods, Fairtrade organizations are building a better system for imported products.
Better for the People
A Fairtrademodel ensures that farmers are getting fair wages and safe working conditions. Fairtrade standards also address gender equality, child labor, and worker rights.
Better for the Planet
Fairtrade organizations help farmers implement environmental standards that protect the local ecosystem. They also incentivize farmers to become certified organic by offering additional support funds to farms with both a Fairtrade and organic certification.
Better for the Product
When something is fairtrade certified, consumers know that the dollars spent on that product are going to small-scale farmers, investing in equality and worker rights, and a more sustainable future.
Why does it matter?
Around the globe, farming is the single largest occupation. Yet, many farmers live on $2 per day. The injustices that farmers face exist because of historical inequalities and injustices, many of which were solidified during the Colonial era and continue to through today. Purchasing Fairtrade certified products directly address those injustices and bring us closer to an equitable future