Fair Trade you say?

by whitewirestudio

What’s in a label?

“We’ve all seen Fair Trade products as we browse the grocery store shelves, but do you know what the label means? It’s a symbol that the product has been certified by a Fair Trade organization as having been produced under a set of principles that include fair labor practices and environmental regulations. Most of the raw materials we consume are grown and harvested by farmers who live in abject poverty. Fair Trade products try to correct some of that imbalance by guaranteeing fair prices, investing in communities to improve quality of life, and insuring fair treatment for the people producing raw goods.”

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A collaboration between Good Magazine and Bradley R. Hughes. More info on Fair Trade products can be found at Fair Trade USA + The Fairtrade Foundation.