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