Here are 10 good reasons to support Fair Trade…
1/ Fair Trade means fair pay and better working conditions for producers in the developing world. Fair trade products are made in safe and healthy working conditions. Fair Trade discourages forced labour and exploitive child labour.
2/ Fair Trade is better for the environment. Fair Trade support sustainable practices that minimize the environmental footprint.
3/ Fair Trade means high quality goods. Crafts are often handmade, which translates into closer attention to detail and higher-quality products, rather than the mass-produced, “High Street” goods we have become so accustomed to.
4/ Fair Trade means support for small producers. Producers are involved and invested in the entire production process and get paid a fair living wage.
5/ Fair Trade is safe. Fair Trade actively promotes soil fertility and preserves valuable ecosystem and limits the use of harmful agrochemicals.
6/ Fair Trade supports communities. Fair Trade artisans and small farmers are able to invest Fair Trade earnings in their communities, improving housing, healthcare, and schools. This helps even the most poverty stricken villages.
7/ Fair Trade is trade producers can count on. Fair Trade is a powerful and practical tool to help build a more just economic system and promote human rights. It works on Trade, NOT aid principles.
8/ Fair Trade connects you with other cultures. Fair Trade products are unique to the places they come from and reflect the beauty of individual cultures, communities and people.
9/ Fair Trade means sustainable local economies. Fair Trade gives artisans greater control over their future, building their own businesses rather than working for a middle man.
10/ Fair Trade means what you buy matters. You are helping to alleviate global poverty, support artisans, and promote a clean earth all at the same time!
In another Blog post I have asked What is Fair Trade? Five top Fair Trade facts to answer that question. Take a read for further information on this topic.
This Blog post features the Top 3 Selling Fair Trade Products
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