New Fair Trade Principles

The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the international network of organizations (those making Judaica products, not food products) demonstrating a 100% Fair Trade commitment, recently published a detailed description of their “Ten Principles of Fair Trade“.

These include:

– Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers

– Transparency and Accountability

– Fair Trading Practices

– Payment of a Fair Price

– Ensuring no Child Labor or Forced Labor

– Commitment to Non-Discriminatin, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association

– Ensuring Good Working Conditions

– Providing Capacity Building

– Promoting Fair Trade

– Respect for the Environment