Fair Trade goods are just that. Fair – from far-away farms to your shopping cart!
Fair Trade USA seeks to empower family farmers and workers around the world, while enriching the lives of those struggling in poverty, They are a non-profit, but they don’t do charity. Rather than creating dependency on aid—they use a market-based approach that enables farmers to get a fair price for their harvest, helps workers create safe working conditions, provides a decent living wage and guarantees the right to organize. Through direct, equitable trade, farming and working families are able to eat better, keep their kids in school, improve health and housing , and invest in the future.
Fair Trade USA “We believe the rise of the Conscious Consumer will cause a fundamental shift in the way companies do business and create a historic opportunity to reward companies that embrace sustainability.”
Look for the Fair Trade logo on foods and goods for your home and body that you already use everyday!
Protecting the environment goes hand-in-hand with protecting the future livelihoods of local communities The Fair Trade model requires rigorous protection of local ecosystems. Farmers are encouraged to transition to organic agriculture because it is safer for far workers, healthier for consumers and better for the environment. Ultimately, they help farming families become the best stewards of their land.
Fair Trade USA “We build positive solutions that achieve meaningful social and environmental changes in the world.”
For more information, please visit: www.fairtradeusa.org