Think Fair Trade

Principles of Fair Trade

The World Fair Trade Organization has established the following 10 principles that Fair Trade organizations use to guide their day-to-day work:

Fair Trade provides artisans with an opportunity to earn vital income and improve their quality of life by establishing a sustainable market for their handcrafted products. Fair Trade looks to create positive and long-term impact for artisans and farmers while delivering great products to the public.

The Fair Trade Federation is a membership organization of businesses who practice 360° fair trade. FTF membership represents an entire organization, not just an individual product.  This commitment represents a high bar of fair trade, where each and every business decision is made with the well-being of artisans and farmers in mind.