Fair Trade helps poverty stricken countries sell their goods. Family farmers get a fair price for their harvest in the global market which helps to decrease dependence on aid, strengthen local economies, and protect the natural environment. Consumer purchases help enliven developing countries, relieve exploitation, and promote environmental sustainability. Fair Trade funds are designated for social, economic, and environment developmental projects.
From production to purchase, Fair Trade is a model of sustainable, ethical trade that puts people and planet first. It’s the easiest way to do the most good, every day.
Fair Trade believes that everyone wants to do what’s right – for their families, fellow global citizens, and the planet. That’s why we’re committed to making the right choices the most obvious ones. Based on the simple idea that the products we buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods of others, Fair Trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world. A choice for Fair Trade Certified™ goods is a choice to support responsible companies, empower farmers, workers, and fishermen, and protect the environment. In other words, it’s a world-changing way of doing business.