the tri is a devout supporter of worldwide fair trade as a mechanism to promote social and economic well-being. Fair trade is a social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promotesustainable farming. our partner organizations share the same ideology and concern for the environment and all living creatures of the world, especially those effected by their operations. each of our partners has dedicated their organizations to pursue fair trade practices in a number of ways…
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Fair Trade guarantees farm workers are paid a fair wage and empowers them to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities.
The community of workers at our gardens democratically vote to determine how Fair Trade premiums are used in their community. Fair Trade funds have been used for a range of programs including new roads, cooking stoves, mosquito nets, new schools, college scholarships, enhanced maternity benefits, onsite medical staff, and life insurance.
Fair Labor Verification
Fair Labor Practices & Community Benefits was created by Numi and SCS Global Services (SCS) in 2007. Fair Labor Practices is a continuous improvement program that focuses on the labor and workplace conditions in developing regions where ingredients are grown, as well as all steps along the global supply chain.
Fair Labor participants are audited annually by a
third party auditing agency for their compliance to the following standards:
Sustainable Agriculture: Organic Certification is a prerequisite for the FLP program, ensuring workers are safe from harmful chemicals.
Entire Supply Chain: Each step of the overseas supply chain is audited for verification.
Continuous Improvement: Year-over-year improvements are required, as opposed to a pass/fail standard.
The FLP program fosters direct partnerships and encourages brand holders to have a direct role in the social development of their supply chain. It is also complementary to Fair Trade Certification and can be applied to products and supply chains where Fair Trade Certification is not available.
If you are a member of an organization or enterprise who is interested in learning more about the Fair Labor Practices program, please contact The Numi Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Annmarie Skin Care
We at Annmarie Skin Care are mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, just like you — so in addition to creating the best natural skin care possible, we are committed to creating a better, more sustainable — and in turn, more beautiful world.
We handcraft skin care, using organic and wildcrafted ingredients, that promises beautiful, glowing skin. We do this using our 3-step, Honest. Wild. Beautiful. process.
We carefully SELECT organic and wildcrafted ingredients — including herbs and plant extracts — to meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness for your skin and body. We audit our sources to ensure that they continue to meet our standards. We then INFUSE selected herbs into aloe vera and into skin nutritive oils for up to 30 days at low heat (never over 95°). These infusions are used as a potent base for all our products. We then add additional, selected natural plant extracts, skin supporting nutrients and aromatherapy to make the most active and effective natural products available. Additionally, we CRAFT with packaging these products with intention using Miron glass and sustainable materials.
Our core values and purpose as a company is to align with Honest. Wild. Beautiful.
Everything that is in our products is on the label. We only source our ingredients with integrity. We always have workers, wages, the environment and outstanding quality on our minds.
Our products are as close to nature as you can get. We use the best organic and wildcrafted ingredients mother nature can provide, giving you a pure experience — free of chemicals, colors and fragrances.
This is our promise to you. Use these products and see the results — beautiful, youthful, glowing skin.
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Fair Trade: What You Need To Know
What’s not to like about the phrase “fair trade,” right? Lots of you probably look for it when you reach for your morning coffee (or afternoon chocolate bar) because you want to support farmers in far-flung places.
But it turns out that seal of approval delivers much more than decent wages—it’s also a sign that what you’re buying is good for the planet.
At the most basic level, fair trade means a product was sustainably produced and environmentally friendly. All of the crops have to be grown in a way that conserves water, protects soil from erosion, and limits pesticides and herbicides. And (bonus!) they can’t contain GMOs. But pay attention! That doesn’t necessarily mean all fair trade products are organic. Fair Trade USA says they ‘promote’ organic methods, but only half of the certified imports last year were organic, so if that’s important to you, be sure to check the packaging.
So the earth definitely benefits from fair trade methods, but it’s people who see the most dramatic return. In regions where chocolate and coffee are produced, labor conditions are notoriously grim. The global appetite to for fair trade means local farmers are paid fair wages and can’t be subject to abusive working conditions. Plus, all fair-trade products have a “floor price.” No matter how low prices drop, fair-trade products have to be sold at a level that still supports farmers. This helps workers keep some of the profits for themselves—instead of falling prey to the greed of a massive corporation.
Cool, huh? Who knew that little label meant so much. If you’re fired up about supporting farmers—and the planet— check out a few of our favorite fair-trade certified foods, beauty products, and home goods at Thrive Market.
- Alter Eco Dark Velvet Chocolate Bar
- Guayaki Yerba Mate
- Thrive Market Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Agave Nectar
- Equal Exchange Organic Coffee
- Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap
- Alaffia Unscented African Black Soap
- Choice Organic Japanese Green Tea
- Everyday Shea Fair Trade Shea Butter Body Lotion
- Nature’s All Foods Freeze Dried Dark Chocolate Bananas
- Salazon Organic Dark Chocolate Bar with Sea Salt
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What Is Fair Trade?
It’s so much more than just fair wages
What we do and how we do it matters. Our ECOCERT Fair Trade certification guarantees that the farmers and producers we work with are getting our full support, and that’s so much more than just fair wages. They’re impacted on four levels:
Ethical – Producers are assured their goods will sell at a minimum guaranteed price. This guarantee means workers receive a fair wage
Social – Workers are guaranteed reasonable working conditions. Our support funds the producer’s community
Health / Environmental – We respect the natural resources of the environment as well as the health of the workers
Developmental – We foster a sustainable partnership that empowers our producers to find tangible and sustainable growth
fair trade is an invention of the conscious.
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