Find out more about Fair Trade

Does Fair Trade make a difference?

“Supporters believe that fair trade is making a significant positive impact in the world”

 
Fairtrade advocates for decent working conditions, fair prices for farmers, sustainable practices, environmental protection and the empowerment of farmers and workers in developing countries.
Fairtrade requires businesses to pay a fair price to farmers for their produce and crops (acting as a safety net ensuring that farmers never receive less than the cost it took to produce their crop in a sustainable manner).
Fairtrade is looking out for farmers to ensure they can improve their livelihoods and strengthen their businesses.
What is Fair Trade?

What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade Products

Fair Trade Products

Benefits of Fair Trade

Benefits of Fair Trade

Fair Trade Shoes

Fair Trade Shoes

Fair Trade Shoes

Disadvantage of Fair Trade

Possible Disadvantages of Fair Trade

There are possible disadvantages of Fair Trade and there are many advantages. Yet there are still companies that dislike the implementation. For instance companies involved in selling coffee have been traditionally dominated by four major coffee producing companies....

Who started Fair Trade?

The Fair Trade movement of started over sixty years ago with the founding of Ten Thousand Villages. The organization was the brainchild of Edna Ruth Byler, an American businesswoman who was struck by the poverty that she witnessed when she was on a trip to Puerto...

Buy Fair Trade to wipe out child labour

Take a look at this disturbing report on child labour in an Australian newspaper. I wonder what the statistics are in your country? Do you have a Fair Trade Act in your country? " A damning report on the Australian fashion industry shows 93 per cent of brands do not...

Studies on the Impact of Fair Trade

There are already a lot of studies made concerning the impact of fair trade on the lives of producers and farmers from developing countries. Though a lot has been said on fair trade, knowing the results of such studies can enhance our knowledge of how it has truly...

Connecting Technology and Fair Trade

Technology and fair trade at first glance seems to be on opposite poles. Presently it has been largely associated with handicrafts, agricultural products and food items. There is, however, an industry that is just ripe for inclusion in this movement, this is the field of electronics.

Can Technology and Fair Trade Happen?

Electronic items like microchips are by nature artificial materials, meaning they are made using a combination of other raw materials. People often relate electronics with gadgets like cellular phones, laptops and many others.

The Five Benefits of Fair Trade

The many benefits and pros of fair trade clothing, fair trade shoes and products are clear once one learns that its main goal is to alleviate poverty in developing countries and inculcate the value of sustainable development. It aims to create more opportunities for...

The Disadvantages of Fair Trade