Looking at the image above do you feel that everyone is being paid fairly for their labor and costs that they have put in to the garment? The Fairtrade Foundation don’t and this fortnight they aim to highlight the work they do.
We currently use a wide variety of language to describe how we are reducing our impact on the environment, and creating a sustainable future for the planet and people. So what is Fairtrade and where dose it fit in?
“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”
Fairtrade aims to reduce the exploitation of workers and their communities:
- Producers receive a living wage,
- Producers are encouraged to use practices that are sustainable and environmentally friendly (Not Necessarily Organic!)
- No use of Child Labour
- Right to Freedom of association
By being an active consumer and choosing Fairtrade products you not only support the producer but their community too. You also encourage brands to continue their work with the Fairtrade Foundation by showing your support for these products.