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"Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers - especially in the South. Fair Trade organizations (backed by consumers) are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade".
NGO’s and Fair Trade Advocates, such as Asha Handicrafts, forge strong links with Artisan and Agricultural groups, producers and laboures, educational, church, political and business groups – they bring together an advance in the Fair Trade Movement.
Therefore as more consumers begin to participate in a system works for a common vision:
A just world where traders benefit from the fruits of their labor, through a system that makes commerce work for all.
Strategic Intent Of Fair Trade
  • Focused Trade and Exchange with marginalized producers and workers to assist preservation of their crafts and industries towards a position of economic self-sufficiency.
  • Empowerment of producers and workers as primary stakeholders in their own organizations.
  • Promote greater equity in international trade.

To Download “Fifty Years of Fair Trade: A brief history of the FAIR TRADE movement” - produced by IFAT please click here.