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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