What is Fair Trade?
Simply put Fair-trade is all about creating a better world. It's a fair economic system, intended to serve and respect the interests and dignity of the less fortunate, the invisible majority, those who are so often overlooked
Fair-trade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It offers them hope for a better future, it enables them to improve their position and to have more control over their lives.
Fair-trade supports social development projects, such as the building of schools and health centres, and thereby improves the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the world. It highlights the unequal system of world trade, and supports simple human rights, such as decent working conditions and eliminating the use of forced or child labour. It encourages gender equality, by allowing women to work, and by ensuring they are treated and paid the same as men. Fair trade encourages environmental responsibility and sustainability, and often lends to more natural and organic means of production, thereby reducing the impact on the environment
Fair-Trade is a part of a growing movement in society , ethical consumerism, where people in increasing numbers are making choices that have a positive impact on the world.