Why Fair Trade?

Fair Trade means:

  • the producers of retail goods are paid fair wages
  • there are no child workers or forced laborers
  • working conditions are safe, and
  • commitment to non-discrimination, gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

Fair Trade certification means you know the products you buy were produced in an ethical and responsible way, with a commitment to lifting communities out of poverty. Fair trade goods are produced by individuals, family owned businesses, and worker cooperatives. Fair Trade certification contributes to sustainable international development by ensuring the rights of marginalized workers and producers are respected, leveraging the flow of capital made possible by global trade to improve the lives and living situations of families and communities around the world.