The purchases we make for everyday products like coffee,chocolate,sugar,fruit,or flowers can have a significant impact on the people who produce them. Too often,these products are grown in ways that are devastating to the environment,and engage in business practices that don’t benefit the communities they employ. When you buy Fair Trade Certified products,you are supporting socially responsible business and environmental practices that can change the lives of thousands of farmers and workers,while helping preserve the land that provides their livelihood.
Money spent on Fair Trade products actually gets back to the people who produced them,because at Fair Trade farms the workers receive fair wages,as well as an additional payment or “premium”,which they can invest in projects of their choosing. This premium is used to create real benefits for communities all over the world –things like health care,scholarships,land stewardship programs,and even computer classes.
Look for the Fair Trade label or,to learn more visit these websites: