Why Fair Trade?

"Fair trade is a global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, consumers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first." - Fair Trade Certified

Sounds like something all companies would do, right? Unfortunately, it's not. If you haven't read about it in the news this year, major companies have not been treating their workers fairly by not paying wages for canceled or delayed shipments due to Covid-19. Wanna hear the impact? Nearly 50 million garment workers have been negatively impacted because of this. 50. Million. (source: WWD).  Just imagine working at your current job with full benefits and not being paid for the work you completed. Now multiply that experience by 50 million.⁠

Fair trade practices ensure prompt and fair wages. THIS is what Belle + Blossom is about. Care of workers for each step of the supply chain. This is why we partner with Fair Trade Federation members - we do the research and shopping for you because finding brands that put the people and planet first, shouldn't be difficult.⁠

Here are 9 brief principles that our fair trade partners follow:⁠

  1. Create Opportunities⁠
  2. Develop Transparent and Accountable Relationships⁠
  3. Build Capacity⁠
  4. Promote Fair Trade⁠
  5. Pay Promptly and Fairly ⁠
  6. Support Safe and Empowering Working Conditions⁠
  7. Cultivate Environmental Stewardship ⁠
  8. Ensure the Rights of Children⁠
  9. Respect the Cultural Identity⁠

Read a longer description of what each of these means on the Fair Trade Federation website here.

Who's ready to build a better world by shopping consciously? 🙋

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