TOPIC: FAIR TRADE (16)
Fair Trade USAhttp://fairtradeusa.org
"Fair Trade" helps “free trade” work for the poor. Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. We enable you, the consumer, to make a difference with your dollar. We help people and the planet work in tandem so both are healthy and sustained.
Welcome to the home of the international Fairtrade Town movement. Communities across the world are working to promote Fairtrade in their area, in order to enable more farmers and workers to get a better deal. In the process many communities are meeting goals to become recognised as a Fairtrade Town. Here, you can find the best resources and top tips from over 890 Fairtrade Town campaigns in different countries.
European Fair Trade Associationhttp://www.eftafairtrade.org
EFTA (the European Fair Trade Association) is an association of ten Fair Trade importers in nine European countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom).
Fair Trade Federationhttp://www.fairtradefederation.com
The Fair Trade Federation is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty.
AFIA is an award-winning sustainable, tastemaking women’s clothing line sourced and sewn in Ghana, West Africa.
Designer Meghan Sebold handpicks the cotton wax fabric from the markets in the capital city of Accra – we use fabric printed in Ghana to support this iconic industry and showcase the fabric in our market. We work with sewing cooperatives in Ghana paid a fair wage for their craft.
Yellow Leaf aims to engineer a turnaround in which marginalized ethnic groups such as the Mlabri apply their artisan talents of hammock making towards creating a micro-economy that will elevate them from their former state and maintain their cultural identity, with the added benefit of eradicating toxic farming methods within the communities we partner with. Hammocks have been the means to securing civil rights, combating deforestation, creating basic infrastructure and achieving financial security for hill tribe villages in this region of Northern Thailand.
Rising Tide Fair Tradehttp://www.rtfairtrade.com
Rising Tide Fair Trade works with artisans in developing countries who earn a fair wage, enabling them to support their families and achieve a sustainable business operation. The fair trade artisans we work with earn roughly 60 percent more than they would for comparable factory jobs. Since most of the artisans have the choice to work from home, they can tend to their children while contributing to the family income.
Global Goods Partnershttp://www.globalgoodspartners.org
Global Goods Partners is a nonprofit organization that sells handmade, fair trade products in order to improve the economic status of women in marginalized communities around the world. We work with nearly 40 artisan groups which collectively employ over 3,000 women in close to 20 countries. Our online store offers socially-conscious consumers a direct connection to artisan partners that are changing women’s lives by helping them to build sustainable livelihoods.
Artisan Connect provides the first online marketplace offering high quality home décor items made by artisans in developing countries. We source exclusively from non profits, artisan collectives and other organizations that ensure a fair wage is paid to the artisans.