What Is Fair Trade

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Harmful agrochemicals and GMOs are strictly prohibited in favor of environmentally sustainable farming methods that protect farmers' health and preserve valuable ecosystems for future generations.

DIRECT TRADE

With Fair Trade, importers purchase from Fair Trade producer groups as directly as possible, eliminating unnecessary middleman and empowering farmers to develop the business capacity necessary to compete.

FAIR PRICE

Farmers and Farm groups receive guaranteed minimum price with a premium for certified organic products. Farm organizations are also eligible for pre-harvest credit.

DEMOCRATIC AND TRANSPARENT ORGANIZATIONS

Fair Trade farmers and farm workers decide democratically how to invest Fair Trade profits. 

FAIR LABOR CONDITIONS

Workers on Fair Trade enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions and living wages. Fair Trade certification also ensures that forced child labor is prohibited.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Fair Trade farmers and farm workers invest Fair Trade premiums in social and business development projects including scholarship programs, quality improvement training's and organic certification.