What is Fair Trade?
Quality Products. Improving Lives. Protecting the Planet. Fair Trade goods are just that. Fair. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, products that bare our logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated. We help farmers and artisans in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. We’re a nonprofit, but we don’t do charity. Instead, we teach disadvantaged communities how to use the free market to their advantage. With Fair Trade USA, the money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve and entire community’s day-to-day lives (Fair Trade USA, 2015).
- High Quality Products
- Justly Compensated Farmers and Artisans
- Sustainable Practices
- Safe and Empowering Working Conditions
- No Child Labor or Trafficking
Reasons to Support Fair Trade?
Economic development, environmental development, no forced or child labor, social development and so much more! Fair Trade is safe. Fair Trade supports communities. Fair Trade means high quality goods. Fair Trade means better tasting foods. Fair Trade is better for the environment. Fair Trade means what you buy matters. Fair Trade is trade farmers can count on. Fair Trade connects you with other cultures. Fair Trade means sustainable local economies. Fair Trade means fair pay and working conditions for farmers and producers (Fair Trade Federation).
Celebrate Moraine Park’s commitment by looking for these Fair trade items in the Bookstores and Cafeterias:
- Good Paper – Greeting Cards – goodpaper.com
- Divine – Chocolate – divinechocolate.com/us
- Farmer Brothers – Artisan Coffee Collection – farmerbros.com
- Equal Exchange – Tea – equalexchange.coop/products/tea
Moraine Park Technical College supports the principles of fair trade by hosting fair trade educational events and by offering selected Fair Trade Certified™ Products, or products from other Moraine Park Technical College approved fair trade organizations, within campus dining and throughout the College.
To learn more: fairtradecampaigns.org
Questions? Contact Anne Lemke at 920-924-3329 or firstname.lastname@example.org