What is Fair Trade?

Day 129 – Today is World Fair Trade Day! So, what is fair trade?

“Fair trade is a global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, consumers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first. Based on the simple idea that the products bought and sold every day are connected to the livelihoods of others, fair trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world. A choice for Fair Trade Certified™ goods is a choice to support responsible companies, empower farmers, workers, and fishermen, and protect the environment. In other words, it’s a world-changing way of doing business.”FairTradeCertified.org

When you see a product with the Fair Trade Certified seal, you can be sure it meets rigorous social, environmental, and economic standards. That means:

  • Safe working conditions
  • Environmental protection
  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Community Development Funds

The theme of this year’s World Fair Trade Day is #BuildBackFairer.

“Recovering from the pandemic gives the world a chance not just to build back better, but build back fairer. We cannot simply go back to the old normal. The old normal left millions behind and was destroying our planet. We have now/today the opportunity to reboot our economies so it is equitable and sustainable.” – wfto.com

You can find fair trade products HERE.

So, do your part to support fair trade and help improve the life of hardworking individuals and improve the health of the planet.

Tomorrow, the plastic pickup challenge.