May is Fair Trade Month, and we’re proud to celebrate by sharing the goodness of Fair Trade in-store!
“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world”
What are Fair Trade Products and Services?
As our friends at Fair Trade Canada say, “With Fairtrade, you have the power to change the world every day.”
That’s because fair trade products and services are based upon a far more ethical partnership between both the producers and consumers.
You feel better about the products you enjoy, while the hardworking farmers and communities they originate from enjoy the benefits of a more secure and brighter future.
Why Should You Purchase Fair Trade?
Every time you purchase FAIRTRADE certified products, you are:
- Helping farmers in developing countries get a better deal, through the implementation of the Fairtrade Minimum Price.
- Allowing farmers to control their futures, improve their lives and support their communities using the Fairtrade Premium, which drives reinvestment into their businesses and community projects.
- Helping to eradicate poverty through the implementation of sustainable development
- Promoting social justice and protection of worker’s rights
- Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour occurs
- Respecting the environment. Fairtrade producers use raw materials from sustainably managed sources in their ranges, buying locally whenever possible.
How you can make a difference with Fair Trade:
Fairtrade products can be found in many of Nature’s Emporium aisles, from grocery to our health and beauty department.
To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of recommended ‘fair trade team picks’, which you can check out by clicking this link.
We encourage you to support the Fairtrade global initiative throughout Fair Trade month and beyond. Just remember to look for the FAIRTRADE Mark, and make your difference!
To view our Top Fair Trade Team Picks for Fair Trade Month, click the link below:
For more information, we invite you to visit the Fair Trade Canada website by clicking on the link below: