Our mission is to offer income-generating opportunities to craftspeople in developing countries by following fair trade practices including paying in advance at least the market price for items, ensuring that craftspeople receive payment, and ensuring that the craftspeople work in fair working conditions. We work directly with artisans, craftspeople, and producer groups to achieve these goals and improve the lives of the people with whom we share this planet.
We support the The Fair Trade Federation.
We suggest you visit the Fair Trade Federation for a detailed understanding of Fair Trade. We are committed to meeting all the principles of fair trade listed below. The core of fair trade is that the artisan is the center of our mission, decisions we make are always driven by the best interests of the artisans. We work with artisans as partners trying to involve artisan partners in decisions that effect them. We work cooperatively to set prices and ensure that the price the artisans set is enough to enable them to develop a sustainable future that improves their lives. We always offer an advance to finance orders and pay balances immediately on completion. We work cooperatively to resolve any quality of production issues and never use our buying power in a way that disadvantages producers.
By working through cooperative structures, artisans and small farmers are able to spend their earnings in their communities, improve housing, healthcare and schools.
Fair Trade delivers high quality goods because artisans take pride in their work and rely on the Fair Trade income for support.
Fair Trade means fair pay and working conditions for farmers and producers by means of safe and healthy working conditions.
The producers and farmers have a voice in how their workplace is managed and are involved in the entire process.
Fair Trade is committed to strengthening direct partnerships between buyers and producers building trusting relationships. This enables them to provide work for their communities.
Fair Trade supports sustainable practices that minimize our environmental footprint.
Fair Trade practices create a cultural connection between you and the producers.
Fair Trade provides artisans and farmers control their own future allowing them to build businesses that eliminate the middle man. This allows the profits to go back into their businesses and communities.
9. When you purchase Fair Trade, you are purchasing high quality craftsmanship. These are unique handcrafted gifts that are not found in stores.
10. Your purchase supports sustainability offering a way to feed their family and better educate their children. You get a unique, handcrafted product to enjoy while improving the lives of others in need. Its a win-win situation for everyone!
Thank you for supporting Fair Trade
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