Fair Trade in a nutshell

Fair Trade is a movement of like-minded organizations around the world that abide by 10 principles that are summarized below;

  1. Creating opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers.
  2. Transparency and accountability in all business operations.
  3. Just trading practices with no exploitation of suppliers.
  4. Payment of a market sustainable fair price.
  5. Adherence to UN Conventions and National laws on children’s rights
  6. Non discrimination, gender equity and freedom of association of staff.
  7. Safe and healthy working environment.
  8. Capacity building by developing staff and suppliers.
  9. Promotion of the Fair Trade Movement.
  10. Good stewardship of the environment.

World Fair Trade Organization links

KEFAT (Kenya Network)

WFTO A & ME (Africa & Middle East)

WFTO (Global)