What is Fair Trade? BY ALICE WONG, 10S
Hey you there! I'm your personal guide, I will explain to you what fair trade exactly is. What are you waiting for? Let's go!
Fair trade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms for farmers and workers. It's about supporting the development, and it's your opportunity to connect with the people who grow the produce that we all depend on.
When you buy products with the FAIRTRADE Mark, you support farmers and workers as they work to improve their lives and their communities. The Mark means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small-scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.
All products which are from Fair Trade, have a specific logo on it, meanwhile the " Fair Trade " logo.
BUT THE QUESTION IS... WHAT MAKES FAIR TRADE DIFFERENT??
Fairtrade supports farmers and workers in gaining more from trade, and through this they are empowered to control their lives. It is an alternative approach that is based on partnership; one between those who grow our food and those that consume it. Fairtrade is 50% owned by producers.
WHO IS FAIR TRADE INTERNATIONAL?
Fairtrade International (formally known as Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International - or 'FLO') is the international body made up of the Fairtrade Foundation, and its partner organisations around the world.