Starting with the basics, the definition of fair trade is a way of buying and selling in which fair wages are paid to producers in developing countries. Fair trade is a powerful tool to reduce poverty through your everyday shopping.
Wisconsin Without Borders Marketplace sells products from artisans in underdeveloped communities around the world, boasting six main sites in Ecuador, Kenya, and Mexico. The artisans are paid fairly for their work and we are able to sell their products in Madison, Wisconsin and online around the United States to help our international partners generate additional income for education, healthcare and the other needs in their communities.
Do Fair Trade products cost more than conventional products?
Does fair trade pay developed world wages in developing countries?
Is fair trade a form of charity?
Hopefully I have helped to answer a few of the questions you have about fair trade! Our nonprofit student organization is committed to maintaining fair trade practices to continue to make an impact economically, socially and environmentally in our community and our global artisans’ communities, alike.