FAIR TRADE. ALWAYS.
It's Always Right to do the Right Thing!
WHAT IS FAIR TRADE?
The Fair Trade movement was designed to "fix" the conventional trading system that deprives or disparages workers in developing countries. Buying Fair Trade means that a company chooses to only purchase raw or finished goods grown and cultivated in a way that is socially and environmentally responsible.
Buying Fair Trade products is the most effective way of facilitating supportable development for workers, as it allows better trading conditions and sustainable farming where the producers are guaranteed better, fairer prices and improved working conditions. Fair Trade products must not be produced through forced labor, child labor or in conditions that are disadvantageous to workers. The workers must feel empowered to develop businesses that are competitive and prosperous, not only for themselves, but for future generations.
WHY IS A FAIR TRADE PRODUCT A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE?
Paying for Fair Trade products ensures that producers receive fair wages for their efforts, as well as, the cost of sustaining present and future production (protecting the environment). Receiving fair prices for their work, as well as, longer-term contracts, allows workers to enjoy increased security (economically and socially). For producers, Fair Trade guarantees a minimum floor price when global commodity prices decrease, and this prevents farmers and workers from finding themselves in destitute conditions. A Fair Trade Premium, a supplementary amount of money, is also put into communal funds to be used by the workers in a way that they feel is appropriate for enhancing their conditions, financial and environmental, whether through education, health care, the improvement of crop yields, or by buying processing facilities.
From Africa to India, Australia to Indonesia and the Ivory Coast to the Gold Coast, Private Label Products is dedicated to buying Fair Trade raw goods and ingredients.