Why should I buy Fair Trade?


Village Questions

Q - Why should I buy Fair Trade?

A - With every Fair trade purchase we are working towards lifting small village artisans, farmers and communities out of poverty.

We've all seen it again and again where political and corporate interests create bad trade deals that ship jobs oversees, lower wages, create extreme profits and give companies more control over impoverished communities. We need more Fair trade that prioritizes the interests of our people, our planet, and our fairness above those of corporate CEO's and their profits . 

Many of the products in today's marketplace are coming from factories that have little regard for the people producing the items and these working people are often subjected to unjust wages and conditions.

Q - How is Fair Trade different?

A - When artisans can sell on Fair trade terms, it provides them with a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fair trade offers consumers a powerful way to reduce poverty through their every day shopping.

 "We are in the eye of one of the most intense and thorough-going storms of acquisition and consolidation of wealth and power in history, one that is leaving a larger share of humanity out of its benefits while expanding its exploitive capabilities over them, and is able at the very same moment, to tell the world with a straight face that it is about empowerment for all!"       

          - Art Strikes Back


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