Simply put, fairtrade is about empowerment and integrity. It’s about building a healthy production system that values each piece from the hands in the soil to the hands of the end user. Fairtrade gives farmers and workers equal say in trade agreements and fair trade standards. With this level of respect, farmers and workers are able to build healthy careers that support the thriving of their farms and families. Fairtrade offers farmers and workers the opportunity to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take more control over their lives.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices, you can ensure that farmers get a better deal. That means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.
Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference in the lives of the people who grow the things we love.
Fair for the planet:
Growing communities are encouraged under the fair trade model to move toward more sustainable and healthier growing methods. Farmers who are not part of fair trade often struggle to make ends meet and thus are forced to engage in cheap agricultural practices. Fairtrade sets standards for cultivating a clean and healthy work environment which in turn supports the planet. These standards include sustainable soil and water practices, creating biodiversity, reducing carbon emissions, minimize the use of chemicals, safe management of pests, and a strict no GMO policy.
Our partner Dr. Bronners has been leading the industry with fair trade values for over 70 years. Check out how their fair trade palm oil production is making a positive impact
Fair for the People:
Farmers and workers are organized into committees where they can support one another, sharing best practices, setting cost standards, and making decisions to enhance the well-being of their businesses and their communities. The committees receive substantial Fair Trade premiums that are used to support their communities greatest needs. Often these are used to create clean water initiatives, education resources, and facilities as well as healthcare opportunities.
Our partner Numi Organic Tea is dedicated to fair trade and stewarding healthy communities. Watch their below video titled CommuniTea Matters
Fair for Participation:
Fair Trade standards support strong, flourishing producer organizations and enable democratic decision-making by farmers and workers on their business and community development. They also have equal say in all aspects of the Fair Trade Foundation. Fair Trade empowers people to make choices for the good of themselves and their community, regardless of gender, status, position in society, or position on the globe.
Sambazon Acai is empowering farmers and workers with their dedication to fair trade values.
Are You FAIR?
Fair Trade is a global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, shoppers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first. This web of life we weave is fragile and each connection point must be woven with integrity so that together we can thrive.
To ensure fair trade of the products you purchase you can look for the common fair trade labels:
It is also important to know that grassroots companies with fair trade ethos may not have a certification, as the process of certification can be lengthy and expensive. It is always important to do your research and look into the companies you purchase from. Read their websites, and get to know who they are and how they do business. You can ensure that by choosing any of our tri partner brands you are supporting fair trade ethos. Shout out to our conscious party tri partners: Guayki Yerba Mate, Sambazon, Numi Organic Tea, Dr. Bronners, Ann Marie Skincare, Agraloop, Papa Bueno and Imlak’esh Organics. All of these companies are showing up responsibly and have an integrity based business model. You have to opportunity every time you shop to create a world of empowered communities and healthy integrity based practices. The choice is yours.