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!
Today I’ve taken a recipe from Nadiya’s Time to Eat (both a Netflix show and a Cookbook) and swapped out the ingredients for Fairtrade ones. I try to support local brands where I can and make sure they are certified by Fair Trade Canada. I also try my best to support local markets when buying ingredients and this time I went to Strathcona Market to buy everything!
If you’d like to see this recipe made Live, there is a video on my Instagram Page where I show you exactly how to make today’s treats! After lots of voting, you all decided that chocolate truffles would be what we make today. I’m so excited these won because they are so quick and easy to make and require only 3 items!
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!
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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.