What is Fair Trade?
Fair trade is a financial relationship between producers, sellers, and consumers based on the principle of equity within the exchange of goods. Equity is achieved via creating a platform for trade that is transparent and therefore accountable for the just treatment of all producers. This includes providing market avenues that allow marginalized producers the opportunity to sell, ensuring humane working conditions, and all the while protecting environmental and cultural factors that play into the production process.
Learn How YOU Can Support Fair Trade:
We can all do our part to make a difference in the lives of people around the world and help them to remain true to their cultural diversity.
Supporters of Fair Trade include:
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc-
· Three Continent Blend unites the flavors and aromas of coffee from South America, Africa and Asia, resulting in a complex and refined cup of coffee while delivering on the brand's commitment to Fair Trade.
· By purchasing Fair Trade Certified™ Three Continent Blend, people help coffee farmers receive a fair price for their beans, which means a great cup of coffee, and a better quality of life in coffee-farming communities.
-Gaiam-Live, learn and grow.Enjoy artisanal crafts while helping to build bridges to other cultures.
-Hope For Women- eco friendly and sustainable company that sells Tagua bracelets and organic wildflower-pressed greetings cards made by disadvantaged craftswomen from around the world.
-Exotic Origins Coffees-
Exotic Origins Coffees are an affordable luxury ; every purchase benefits people in the fields around the world in coffee growing countries.The value of $1.00-$2.00 a cup of 90+ rated coffees vs. coffee shop is remarkable. “Selecting a fine coffee should be as unique and personal as selecting wines for your cellar”
-Mark- A body care line of four products with benefits for the body—and every body.
-Shop the Cause, a wonderful project spearheaded by Women Thrive Worldwide
-Honest Tea- Nature placed in a bottle
-Organix-South -enriching the health of the earth by supporting organic agriculture.
-Lusso Bag's featured item, the Mrs Bird bag, is both fair-trade and eco-friendly. Mrs Bird bags are sewn by women in India who have been able to leave the sex trade to work as seamstresses. Lusso Bags are perfect for organizing travel items and accessories, transporting shoes and keeping luggage clean, or giving as gifts.
-Camino-Camino is a Canadian brand of Fairtrade and Organic certified food products, owned by the Ottawa-based La Siembra Co-operative. La Siembra is committing to fostering direct relationships with its 18 producer co-ops, supporting more than 35,000 family farmers in 10 countries across Central and South America. Every purchase of a Camino food product contributes to building vibrant sustainable communities both abroad and in Canada. Camino products are available for purchase in health food stores and some major grocery retailers, as well as online at www.tasteofcamino.com. You can also find them on Facebook (Camino Amigos) or Twitter (@caminolala).