What Does Fair Trade Do?

Improves lives for farmers and gives a boost to rural communities

Farmers are owners at our farming project and can work without fear of exploitation. They benefit from safe organic practices, training, market assurance and fair financial credit. Rural communities are able to invest premiums in necessities like schools, healthcare and clean drinking water.

Benefits factory workers

Fair trade ensures no child labor, decent wages, benefits, health and safety standards in the workplace, the right to join trade unions, and a conducive work environment.A democratically elected Fair Trade committee manages and distributes fair trade premiums. Mill workers receive training about worker rights, grievance procedures and their right to organize.

Empowers women

Women are participants in decision making in our fair trade project. This benefits entire communities as they often invest in new services, local business and community projects like child care and schooling. Fair Trade at the mill level mandates standards for maternity leave, healthcare and freedom from harassment.

Allows better use of resources, protects the environment

Fair trade prices cover the costs of sustainable production. This allows farmers to use quality inputs and safer ecological methods that preserve the environment instead of degrading it.   

Consumers enjoy higher quality, ethically made products

The majority of garment workers worldwide are paid low wages, over-worked in unsafe, unhygenic sweatshop conditions, intimidated and deprived of basic human dignity. The ‘Fair Trade Certified’ label presents an alternative and assures you that our products are independently certified by Fair Trade USA.