Saturday, May 9, 2020

This World Fair Trade Day is about perseverance and solidarity. The Fair Trade world is suffering. Trade has halted, shops are closed and livelihoods are threatened. The impact is large but our will is larger. As Fair Trade enterprises struggle to get through this crisis, they need your support. We stand together to get Fair Trade back on its feet, so we can continue our journey to #PlanetFairTrade.


When you purchase fair trade goods you support fair trade principles:
Principle One: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
Principle Two: Transparency and Accountability
Principle Three: Fair Trading Practices
Principle Four: Payment of a Fair Price
Principle Five:Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor
Principle Six:  Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
Principle Seven:  Ensuring Good Working Conditions
Principle Eight:  Providing Capacity Building
Principle Nine:  Promoting Fair Trade
Principle Ten: Respect for the Environment