About Fair Trade

Fair trade is a partnership based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade.

Fair Trade Principles

  • Create Opportunities
  • Develop Transparent and Accountable Relationships with artisans and farmers
  • Build Capacity of farmers, artisans, and their communities
  • Promote Fair Trade through education
  • Pay Artisans and Producers Promptly and Fairly
  • Support Safe and Empowering Working Conditions that are free of discrimination and forced labor
  • Cultivate Environmental Stewardship by encouraging responsible use of resources and eco-friendly production
  • Ensure the Rights of Children by never using exploitative child labor
  • Respect the Cultural Identity of the farmers and artisans and celebrate diversity

Visit www.fairtradefederation.org to learn more about Fair Trade.