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About Fair Trade

Six Principles of Fair Trade

Fair Trade minimizes the exploitation of producers. It provides a safe workplace for workers and farmers in developing countries and ensures a fair return for their labour. Fair Trade enables a respectable livelihood, creates a balanced relationship between producers and businesses, reduces environmental degradation and enables a sustainable society with justice.

 

According to FINE, an informal association of the four main fair trade networks (FLOWFTONetwork European Worldshops (NEWS!),European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) ) “Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions, and securing the rights of, marginalised producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade organisations (backed by consumers) are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of international trade.”

 

Justice is the key to Fair Trade, for a fair reward for work and community sustainability. Fair Trade is managed to achieve the objectives as follows:

 

  1. Protect farmers and workers in developing countries by providing a reasonable working environment and reward for a respectable life
  2. Establish a fair relationship between producers and businessman, and minimize the exploitation of producers to improve their living standard and development
  3. Embrace justice and fairness in international trade
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    Empowerment

    Empowerment

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    No Forced Labour

    No Forced Labour

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    Fair Pay

    Fair Pay

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    Protect the Environment

    Protect the Environment

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    Gender Equality

    Gender Equality

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    Safe Working Conditions

    Safe Working Conditions

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