About Fair Trade


Map & Directions

Fair trade organizations are part of a global movement devoted to ensuring that people are fairly compensated for their work and guaranteeing a fair deal for producers in all regions of the world.

While coventional commerce nets the worker one to two percent or less of retail, fair-trade organizations ensure fifteen to twenty percent. As a non-profit structure, a fair trade business is open to public accountability.

Fair Trade Means...
  • *Fair wages for the worker
  • *Improvement in quality of life
  • *Equal opportunity for all, particularly the most disadvantaged
  • *Establishment of long-term trade relationships
  • *Healthy and safe working conditions
  • *Financial and technical guidance to producers