Shop Fair Trade

Shop Fair Trade

    1. Richard F
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      Richard F

       , IN

Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based model of international trade which promotes the payment of a fair price as well as social and environmental standards in areas related to the production of a wide variety of goods. The movement focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, and so on.

You can find ways to shop for fair trade items through a number of online resources.

Fairtrade certification is a product certification system designed to allow people to identify products which meet agreed environmental, labour and developmental standards.  Member websites that list where to buy Fairtrade or Fair Trade Certified™ products include companies in Australia and New Zealand, Canada, FranceIreland, Netherlands, Spain, SwitzerlandUnited Kingdom and U.S.A.

The Network of European Worldshops (NEWS!) offers links to national associations containing information about the locations of their Worldshops.

The Fair Trade Federation offers lists of Canadian and U.S. Retail Stores, Wholesalers, Mail Order Catalogs, Online Shopping and Producers.
 

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      • over 3 years ago

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    • starvin marvin HOOTERVILLE, NORTH DAKOTA, AND TAFFEE, MINNESOTA A, OR
      • over 5 years ago

      Did you know there were a million signatures gathered against NAFTA and it still passed.  I was at the Seattle protest against WTO (World Trade Organization) in November 1999 with 100,000 other protesters..  There were riots, tear gassing, looting, TOTAL ANARCHY.  It was the most beautiful thing I ever participated in.  Sometimes you just have to stand up to big business, NAFTA, World Bank, etc.  it still didn't stop anything.  At least this administration is FINALLY listening. We need fair trade.  Does it help us to have things made by fifty cent an hour workers when we have no jobs to buy anything?    

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    • john stack NEW YORK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 5 years ago

      I only run a small business but we have now implemented Fair Trade purchasing from all of our suppliers, where available.
      On a personal level I will always buy fair trade.
      John Stack

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      • over 5 years ago

      We are a new social marketing company formed by social entrepreneurs and charities. We are maintaining fair trade norms for purchasing products from micro entrepreneurs and Artisans groups. Total sales proceeds will be utilized for socio economic development of Artisans groups.

      www.smvs-india.org/faircrafts

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    • Jesse Childs CHICAGO, IL
      • almost 6 years ago

      A Fair Trade shop just opened up down the block from my apt.  Gonna check it out!

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