There is a lot of buzz at the moment about buying organic or fair trade products, but what actually is fair trade and what does it mean?
Fair Trade refers to the system of buying and selling goods and commodities in a way which the local producers and communities involved in the growth and production of the commodity are honored and paid a fair wage. Fair trade also may include policies that honor the local natural environment involved in the production, as well as the promotion of people-to-people connections, fairness and sustainability. ^
Ethical Trading Group is an organisation that has a fair trade focus, ensuring better prices for suppliers, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for workers in the developing world. As such we are committed to paying sustainable prices and addressing the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. This enables suppliers to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
At Ethical Trading Group we focus on the sale and distribution, through both retail outlets and wholesale sales, of a wide variety of products which support social and environmental sustainability goals, ensuring workers’ rights and developing sustainable businesses within disadvantaged and developing communities.
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^ Global Healting Center.com, 7 Reasons to buy organic coffee by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM