One of our goals when we actively decided to get involved with supporting the fair trade cause, we felt it was very important to educate our customers and the local communities where we have a presence on the principles of fair trade. We commit ourselves to wholeheartedly following the list of fair trade principles which they set forward.
We continue to build sustainable relationships with larger fair trade companies, with the intent to sell their products on a global stage, advancing beyond the economic constraints of their local community or home country.
As these cooperative groups of women expand their businesses, they are able to employ more people in their home countries, strengthening their local economy while simultaneously providing safe and sustainable employment to at-risk populations.
The benefits of fair trade commerce grow to positively impact the lives of entire communities. In addition to aiding in the development of smaller foreign economies, this fair trade principle helps to build and expand many woman-owned American businesses.
It is imperative for us to develop these partnerships looking to increase capacity for these groups as this allows a win-win-win proposition where they benefit in their local communities while they protect and preserve the local culture and customs, retailers in America benefit from profiting from products that make a difference and that protect the environment, while consumers enjoy products that are one-of-a-kind, environmentally responsible, and that elevates their communities supporting positive values in the communities where they live.
Through building capacity, fair trade commerce empowers artisans and small business owners to expand their businesses and contribute to the positive economic, social, and environmental developments of their communities.
One way to continue supporting the efforts of fair trade retailers, wholesalers, and producers is to let your friends and family know about the fair trade movement and how everyone’s purchasing decisions have an impact on societies around the world. When the time comes to jump into action and buy from fair trade sources. There are treasures to be found for just anyone at home, the office, and your community.