What is Fair Trade?
Fair trade is a global marketplace ensuring a set of social and environmental standards are met throughout the supply chain during the production of goods. This means artisans are paid a fair trade wage, operate in safe working conditions, and have a say in the work they do.
Fair trade aims to empower consumers to make conscious and sustainable purchases that support their values and have a positive impact on people and our planet.
Shop local. Think global.
Who is Fairly Traded?
Fairly Traded is a Canadian-based marketplace of consciously curated goods. We focus on community education, making local and global connections between artisans, vendors, and consumers. We provide a space for mindful consumers to support local businesses and global artisans — all while having a positive impact on people and our planet!
I have been working in the fair trade industry for awhile now and even I need to learn the latest terms and definitions companies are using to describe themselves. A few months ago, I wrote a blog about all the different fair trade certifications and their key differences. Today, I’m going to do a quick run through of the top terms I see being used!
A couple weeks ago he joined the meeting with a banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookie and I HAD to have the recipe. I’m always looking for new creations to bake and I especially get excited when almost all of the ingredients used can be bought fair trade. The original recipe is from Chef Savvy but I have written it here for you including the local and ethical brands I buy from.
I get the pleasure of interviewing several vendors throughout the Virtual Market week and learning more about what they do. I always see trends and hear similar themes so I’ve decided to bring those together here with the Five Things I Learned from the Virtual Market 2.0.
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A few places we've been featured in the Fair Trade + slow living community. Click the logo to view our collaboration.