What is Fair Trade?


It's the belief that everyone should be fairly compensated for the work they do.

The Fair Trade movement has 10 guiding principles:

  1. Create opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers.
  2. Be transparent and accountable.
  3. Conduct fair trade practices.
  4. Pay promptly and fairly.
  5. Guard against child labor and forced labor.
  6. Promote gender equality and non-discrimination.
  7. Ensure safe working conditions.
  8. Build capacity to help producers grow their businesses.
  9. Raise awareness about fair trade.
  10. Respect the environment.


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