What is Fair trade?
First of all, fair trade is when producers in developing countries are paid a fair price for their work, by companies in developed countries. As a result, it helps secure the rights of marginalized producers and workers in developing countries.
Because when we pay a fair price to the producers, they can afford life’s essentials – like food, education and healthcare.
Furthermore, it is based on partnership, which means that the interests of farmers and workers are just as important as other commercial considerations. It also represents a solution to poverty and a model for development.
Due to the Principles of Fair Trade these workers have a voice to campaign for issues such as safe working conditions, non-discrimination and child labour.
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World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)
The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is a global network of organisations representing the Fair Trade supply chain. Membership in WFTO provides organisations with credibility and identity by way of an international guarantee system. Furthermore, it is a place of learning where members connect with like-minded people from around the world. Consequently, by using the tools and training to increase market access, a common voice speaks out for Fair Trading and trade justice. And it is heard.
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The British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers (BAFTS)
The British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers (BAFTS) is an association of members in three membership categories. Resolving to bring about fundamental changes in the status of developing world producers through Fair Trade retailing and campaigning. Fair Trade shops and suppliers promote social justice for the producers of the goods they sell. Members work together to create an alternative model to conventional international trade. Top of the agenda is human rights.
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