What does the Fairtrade symbol mean?

fairly produced and fairly traded products
The FAIRTRADE Mark The original FAIRTRADE Mark has always stood for fairly produced and fairly traded products. It also means the product is fully traceable (kept separate from non-certified products) from farm to shelf. You see this Mark on single-ingredient products, such as bananas and coffee.

Why is fair trade important?

Fair trade makes the world a better place When you treat farmers and workers fairly, everyone benefits. Fair trade helps businesses source products that are ethically and sustainably produced while giving consumers confidence that the people behind the products they buy get a fair deal for their hard work.

What is fair trade in simple terms?

“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.”

What are some examples of fair trade?

Here are a few companies that exercise Fair Trade in popular goods:

  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.
  • Rishi Tea.
  • Fair Indigo.
  • Fairhills Wine.
  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
  • Theo Chocolate.
  • Blends for Life.

Who does Fairtrade help?

Social Benefits of Fairtrade: The economic and environmental benefits of Fairtrade help farmers to have more control and more power over their lives. Fairtrade supports workers rights, racial equality and gender equality. All of this improves social mobilities for fair trade farmers, workers and miners.

Is Fairtrade really fair?

While fair trade products like coffee, tea, and cotton are worth investing in, the benefits are imperfect and not accessible to all producers or consumers. Some activists advocate for a ‘direct trade’ system, in which consumers can buy goods directly from growers while paying growers sums closer to retail prices.

How does Fairtrade help the economy?

Economic impact Through the Minimum Price for most commodities, Fairtrade helps certified farmers become more income-secure and less vulnerable to market uncertainty. In many key commodity sectors, Fairtrade certification enables farmers to negotiate a higher price for their product than the conventional market price.

What are Fairtrade products?

Fair trade, defined simply, is when products including food, drink and craft, are sourced through a fair supply chain, where small-scale farmers, producers and artisans are treated with dignity, respect, equality and fairness.

What are the main features of fair trade?

Characteristics of fair trade include fair wages, cooperative workplaces, consumer education, environmental sustainability, direct trade, financial and technical support, community development, respect for cultural identity, and public accountability (transparency).

How is Fairtrade good for the environment?

How Fairtrade protects the environment. Environmental protection is ingrained in Fairtrade. To sell Fairtrade products, farmers have to improve soil and water quality, manage pests, avoid using harmful chemicals, manage waste, reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and protect biodiversity.

How does Fairtrade help the environment?