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  ..:: About Fair Trade :: Fair Trade and Socially Conscious Gifts Online ::..
Fair Trade means an equitable and fair partnership between marketers in North America and producers in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the world.
Fair Trade helps exploited producers escape from this cycle and gives them a way to maintain their traditional lifestyles with dignity.
The Fair Trade Federation is an association of businesses that follow fair trade principles across the board, so its presence on a product DOES mean that a company supports the highest level of commitment to fair trade -100%.
store.gxonlinestore.org /aboutfairtrade.html   (508 words)

 Fair Trade Certified | Transfair USA | Fair Trade Overview
Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
Fair Trade Certification is currently available in the U.S. for coffee, tea and herbs, cocoa and chocolate, fresh fruit, sugar, rice, and vanilla.
Fair Trade helps farming families across Latin America, Africa and Asia to improve the quality of life in their communities.
www.transfairusa.org /content/about/overview.php   (307 words)

  Fair Trade Coffee
Fair Trade is a viable solution to this crisis, assuring consumers that the coffee we drink was purchased under fair conditions.
To become Fair Trade certified, an importer must meet stringent international criteria; paying a minimum price per pound of $1.26, providing much needed credit to farmers, and providing technical assistance such as help transitioning to organic farming.
Fair Trade for coffee farmers means community development, health, education, and environmental stewardship.
www.globalexchange.org /campaigns/fairtrade/coffee   (362 words)

  What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade, is a alternative system of trade which counteracts this system of international free trade, corporate control and global policies by giving the farmers and workers a living wage for their work, which can sustain them and also create opportunities for social and economic development.
We examine in some detail the system of fair trade, the different players involved, the different agreements that have to be followed to qualify a product as fair trade and some issues with fair trade.
FLO mandated fair trade pricing does not take into account for the most part the wage and living disparities which may exist in different parts of the world, or even in countries which are in the same geographical region.
www.worldcentric.org /store/fairtrade.htm   (1057 words)

 Fair Trade - LIME
Fair trade farmers are often part of cooperatives that help provide health care and improve education for their surrounding communities.
Fair trade began in earnest in the 1980s, but has its roots in alternative trade organizations, which were set up by churches in the 1940s.
Fair trade proponents maintain that trade between rich and poor nations is inherently exploitative and the market prices for developing nations’ goods will almost always be too low to allow the producers to make their lives better.
www.lime.com /glossary/fair_trade   (467 words)

 Why Fair Trade?
These free trade agreements offer firms global protection for their intellectual and property rights but there are currently no equivalent enforceable global standards to protect workers and the environment.
Small as it may be, the rapidly growing alternative or fair trade movement is setting standards that could redefine world trade to include more social and environmental considerations.
Fair traders believe that their system of trade, based on respect for workers' rights and the environment, if adopted by the big players in the global economy, can play a big part in reversing the growing inequities and environmental degradation that have accompanied the growth in world trade.
www.fairtradefederation.org /ab_whyft.html   (1007 words)

 Cafe Campesino ...from crop to cup a Fair Trade
Fair traders are required to consider the social, economic and environmental impact of their actions.
Fair Trade is based on seven principles as quoted by the Fair Trade Federation (FTF), the largest association of fair trade organizations.
Fair trade allows consumers to intiate a chain of responses that will positively impact the lives of poor coffee farmers and their families.
www.cafecampesino.com /consumer/fairtrade.html   (1588 words)

 Fair Trade Resource Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Since Fair Trade organizations bypass exploitative middlepeople and work directly with producers, they are able to cut costs and return a greater percentage of the retail price to the producers.
Fair Trade organizations work primarily with small businesses, worker owned and democratically run cooperatives and associations which bring significant benefits to workers and their communities.
In alternative trade organizations, "Fair Trade" means that trading partnerships are based on reciprocal benefits and mutual respect; that prices paid to producers reflect the work they do; that workers have the right to organize; that national health, safety, and wage laws are enforced; and that products are environmentally sustainable and conserve natural resources.
www.fairtraderesource.org /faqs.html   (1445 words)

 Fair Trade
Fair Trade is by no means a comprehensive solution, but it is a positive example of a socially-based model of trade that prioritizes the fundamental elements of human dignity.
The urgency for broadening the Fair Trade movement and continuously raising the ceiling of demand is coupled with a distinct need for building a committed and critical base of the movement, as well.
Fair Trade is a transnational movement with roots in correcting the plight of producers in developing countries.
www.albion.edu /amnesty/fair_trade.htm   (2091 words)

 Fair Trade Toronto | Women
According to the Fair Trade Federation, 70% of fair trade artisans are women who are often the sole wage earners in their homes.
One of the main goals of Fair Trade is to promote development opportunities for disadvantaged producers, especially women and indigenous people, and to protect children from exploitation in the production process.
FAIR TRADE has been one way to address gender inequities while acknowledging cultural differences by providing for women and their families.
www.fairtradetoronto.com /whats_ft/women.html   (685 words)

 Fair Trade
Successful fair trade enables cooperatives to strengthen their own organizations, building locally controlled structures which are democratic and independent from the government and big business while providing a sustainable economic base for their communities.
The standards of fair trade, which are agreed upon by international partners, provide a framework that ensures that the economic benefits of the coffee trade reach the people that actually grow the beans.
Fair trade is a start a bringing justice to a world trade that has never benefited the very people who do most of the work.
www.afsc.org /newengland/coffee2.htm   (3099 words)

 Equal Exchange - Fair Trade
Fair Trade started with individual companies called ATOs (Alternative Trade Organizations) who made a commitment to work directly with indigenous peoples and to market their products directly to end consumers.
Fair Trade provides the means for small farmers to make enough money to support themselves while using the premiums to improve their standard of living.
Fair Trade is not a charity or handout; it is simply a process of giving a fair exchange.
www.equalexchange.com /fair-trade   (690 words)

 CBC News In Depth: Fair Trade
Wolfville Mayor Bob Stead said when the town council was discussing the proposal of becoming a fair trade town, local producers were suffering with the closure of poultry and pork processing plants.
The fair trade movement has its roots in the United States in the mid-1940s.
Yes – and no. Under fair trade agreements, there are mechanisms in place that divert some of the money earmarked for producers to the wider community.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/fair-trade   (1895 words)

 Fair Trade
Fair Trade Certification ensures that workers are paid fair wages, are free from abusive labor practices, and use environmentally sustainable methods.
Fair Trade helps exploited producers escape from this cycle and gives them a way to maintain their traditional lifestyles with dignity.
Fair Trade has helped farmers provide for their families' basic needs and invest in community development; however, these farmers are still selling most of their crop outside of the Fair Trade system because not enough companies are buying at Fair Trade prices.
www.globalexchange.org /campaigns/fairtrade   (553 words)

 trade.gov - Ensuring Fair Trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Through the Trade Compliance Center, ITA is able to track specific cases where U.S. firms are experiencing barriers to entry or not receiving the full potential of negotiated agreements.
ITA’s Import Administration is the agency’s lead unit on enforcing trade laws and agreements to prevent unfairly traded imports and to safeguard jobs and the competitive strength of American industry.
The International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, manages this global trade site to provide access to ITA information on promoting trade and investment, strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements.
trade.gov /fairtrade/index.asp   (324 words)

 Fair Trade Coffee Tea Gift Basket
Fair Trade prices mean: improved healthcare and housing for farmers families, keeping their kids in school longer, and being able to afford materials for the farm.
Some of the revenues from Fair Trade cooperatives are used for community projects, and are also often used to provide training in organic farming techniques.
Fair Trade goods are available in many retail outlets and are widely available on...
www.fairtradecoffee.org   (643 words)

 Fair Trade Quilts & Crafts
is a "social business" which adheres to "Fair Trade" principles established by the Fair Trade Federation to support artisans in the developing world.
As Fair Traders, we pay artisans at least 50 percent more than they are paid within their local market.
Fair Trade is the most productive form of aid for such artisans.
www.fairtradequilts.com   (634 words)

 Learn about Fair Trade || Ten Thousand Villages
At Ten Thousand Villages, fair trade is a partnership based on dialogue, mutual understanding, respect and direct contact between ourselves and our artisan partners in developing countries.
We have been practicing fair trade for over 50 years (since 1946) and continue to work with artisans in some of the countries where relationships were established in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Ten Thousand Villages is a founding member of theInternational Fair Trade Association (IFAT) and a member of the Fair Trade Federation (FTF), both of which aim to improve the livelihood of disadvantaged people in developing countries and to change unfair structures of international trade.
www.tenthousandvillages.com /php/fair.trade/index.php   (478 words)

 Fair Trade Federation
is an association of fair trade wholesalers, retailers, and producers whose members are fully committed to providing fair wages and good employment opportunities to economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide.
FTF membership is not a certification, but members are screened for their full commitment to fair trade.
By adhering to social criteria and environmental principles, fair trade organizations foster a more equitable and sustainable system of production and trade that benefits people and their communities.
www.fairtradefederation.org   (250 words)

 Starbucks Fair Trade Campaign Home
Fair Trade farmers are also insured access to credit at the beginning of the harvest season so they can support themselves during the "lean months" between harvests.
About 85% of Fair Trade Certified coffee is shade grown and organic as small farmers have never had the money to purchase chemicals.
The first fair trade coffee label was started in 1998 in Holland under the name Max Havelaar and has since been followed by many others.
www.organicconsumers.org /starbucks/index.cfm   (1574 words)

 Fair Trade | Catholic Relief Services
When you choose to buy fair trade products you are making a strong connection with hardworking, but impoverished workers around the world.
Every time you buy an item through the CRS Fair Trade Program, a percentage of your purchase goes to the CRS Fair Trade Fund to help expand the Fair Trade model through Development Grants to producer groups overseas and Market-Building Grants to Fair Trade advocates in the United States.
One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contributions are used to support worthy projects like the Fair Trade Cup of Coffee event in Bolivia, pictured here.
www.crsfairtrade.org   (419 words)

 IFAT - Home
Our mission is to improve the livelihoods and well being of disadvantaged producers by linking and promoting Fair Trade Organizations, and speaking out for greater justice in world trade.
Fair Trade Group Nepal takes the pride in sharing the news that they the amount of NRS88,501 to Nepali flood victims
Fair Trade travels the world to spread the word.
www.ifat.org   (237 words)

 Fair Trade Resource Network
Fair Trade empowers low-income artisans and farmers around the globe to better their lives.
FTRN helps you to Learn Up about fair trade, Link Up to others in the movement, and Change the World by taking action.
Brattleboro, VT Declared the 2nd Fair Trade Town in the U.S. Starbucks, Ethiopia settle licensing dispute
www.fairtraderesource.org   (127 words)

 Fair Trade Certified | Transfair USA | About Fair Trade
The Fair Trade Certified™ Label guarantees consumers that strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met in the production and trade of an agricultural product.
Fair Trade Certification is currently available in the U.S. for coffee, tea and herbs, cocoa and chocolate, fresh fruit, flowers, sugar, rice, and vanilla.
TransFair USA licenses companies to display the Fair Trade Certified label on products that meet strict international Fair Trade standards.
www.transfairusa.org /content/about   (69 words)

 TransFair Canada: Enter / Entrez
It stands for fairness and global social responsibility in international trade.
Buying Fair Trade Certified products helps make the world a better place by paying farmers and workers in developing countries a fair price.
Learn about Fair Trade Certified products in Canada, and about the rigorous system of global commerce that’s behind the logo.
www.transfair.ca   (180 words)

 FLO International: Home
Pro Fair Trade Finland initiates the development of an international network of Fairtrade...
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), established in 1997, is an umbrella organization that unites 20 Labelling Initiatives in 21 countries and Producer Networks representing Fairtrade Certified Producer Organizations in Central and South America, Africa and Asia.
Fairtrade Standards go further than Codes of Conduct and other social labels: beside minimum requirements that producers and traders must meet, FLO expects them, through progress requirements, to continuously improve working conditions, to increase the environmental sustainability of their activities and to invest in organizational development for workers and small farmers.
www.fairtrade.net   (297 words)

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