What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a global network of producers, traders, marketers, advocates and consumers focused on building equitable trading relationships between consumers in the developed countries and producers in the world's most economically disadvantaged places, such as cooperatives, women's groups, farmers and artisans. While providing development opportunities in the Global South, Fair Trade works to raise awareness among consumers in the Global North about the realities of the producers, and to encourage them to use their purchasing power positively. (Source: Fair Trade Federation)

Read about the 10 Principles of Fair Trade.