Fair Trade

Why Buy Fair Trade?

 

What is it?

Fair Trade is a global movement that puts people and planet first by ensuring fair practices and living wages for workers, producers and sellers of all consumer goods.   For women in the global economy, fair trade assures that the first producer like the laborer who sewed our clothes, or assembled a part of a good we buy, or the person who grew the coffee bean for the coffee we drink, earns enough to support a family and to afford adequate shelter, utilities and basic market grocery, clothing, education and health care needs.

 

THE WOMEN AND FAIR TRADE FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN, TEXAS (2019)

Jolom Mayaetik

A wonderful holiday shopping opportunity to buy beautiful handmade products by cooperatives that empower women.  Come and enjoy delicious foods, music, poetry, storytelling and conversation with friends and allies.

Viola C at 2019 WFT

Beaded necklaces from Cooperative Los Saraguros (Ecuador)

HOW FAIR TRADE BUYING HELPS  

WHO SELLS FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS?  

FAIR TRADE RESOURCES 

FAIR TRADE FINDER

 

READ MORE: 

Eco-Friendly and Ethical Home Design (2019)

FAIR TRADE AWARDS 2020

GUIDELINES FOR USING THE FAIR TRADE MARK 

 

FUERZA UNIDA‘s table at the Women and Fair Trade sale. The factory is based in San Antonio, Texas.

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