What is Fair Trade and Why is it Important?
Fair Trade is exactly what is sound like and so much more. Not only does Fair Trade ensure fair prices, wages and work enviornments, it also provides additional support for the community of farmers, workers and families. Beyond that, its also encompasses the responsibility of environmental effects resulting in sustainable ways of harvesting and production. In short, Fair Trade is being fair to all, the workers, the people, and the planet included. If you’d like to learn more, check out 10 Principles of Fair Trade.
Here are a few ways to improve your fair trade practice –
Buy Fair Trade in the Grocery Store
Anything from pineapple to soap can be produced and purchased sustainability. Look for the Fair Trade Certification on any products you are buying at your local nature grocer. You may be surprised just how much fairness you can find!
Support Fair Companies
Fair trade comes in many forms, think about the clothes you are wearing? Where did they come from? Were the people making them being paid and treated appropriately? This is where knowing a companies values and mission is very important. Next time you need a new shirt or even just a toothbrush, see if you can find a new company to support!
Donate to Fair Trade Organizations
You don’t have to buy something in order to support Fair Trade. Donating to Fair Trade Organizations and Fundraisers is one of the best ways to make a difference in the fairness of the world!
Gift the Gift of Fair Trade Practice
You can help your loved once become more fair without them even knowing it! When it comes time to share your love through the form of a gift, find something they will love that way produced fairly. This way, you are able to continue your fair trade practice as well as share with them a gift you are proud to give.
Get your Friends and Family on Board
Speaking of loved ones, talking to your community about your Fair Trade practices will not only give them a chance to learn, you might just encourage them to become more fair themselves!
Thanks for choosing to learn more about Fair Trade and creating a world that is fair to all!