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Save The Rainforest proudly suports Fair Trade
Fair Trade is an organized movement that aims to help producers in promote better trading conditions and sustainability. The movement encourages
higher payments to exporters coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine,fresh fruit, chocolate, flowers, and gold. By
getting higher prices it encourages the exporters to be more responsible with the environment when producing their goods.
Here is a list of Fair Trade Organizations (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
The Fairtrade International, founded in 1997,
is an association of three producer networks and twenty national labeling initiatives that develop Fairtrade standards, license buyers/label
usage and market the Fair trade Certification Mark in consuming countries. The Fairtrade International labeling system is the largest
and most widely recognized standard setting and certification body for labeled Fair trade.
FLO-CERT, the for-profit side, handles
producer certification, inspecting and certifying producer organizations in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Fairtrade International, the non-profit arm, oversees standards development and licensing organization activity. Only products from
certain developing countries are eligible for certification, and for some products such as coffee and cacao, certification is restricted
to cooperatives. Cooperatives and large estates with hired labor may be certified for bananas, tea and other crops.
The World Fair
Trade Organization (formerly the International Fair Trade Association) is a global association created in 1989 of fair trade producer
cooperatives and associations, export marketing companies, importers, retailers, national, and regional fair trade networks and fair
trade support organizations. In 2004 WFTO launched the FTO Mark which identifies registered fair trade organizations (as opposed to
the FLO system, which labels products).
The Network of European Worldshops (NEWS!), created in 1994, is the umbrella network of 15
national worldshop associations in 13 different countries all over Europe.
The European Fair Trade Association (EFTA), created in
1990, is a network of European alternative trading organizations which import products from some 400 economically disadvantaged producer
groups in Africa,
Asia, and Latin America. EFTA's goal is to promote fair trade and to make fair trade importing more efficient and
effective. The organization also publishes yearly various publications on the evolution of the fair trade market. EFTA currently has
eleven members in nine different countries.
The Fair Trade Federation (FTF), created in 1994, is an association of Canadian and American fair trade wholesalers, importers, and
retailers. The organization links its members to fair trade producer groups while acting as a clearinghouse for information on fair
trade and providing resources and networking opportunities to its members. Members self-certify adherence to defined fair trade principles
for 100% of their purchasing/business. Those who sell products certifiable by Fairtrade International must be 100% certified by FI
to join FTF.
The Fair Trade Action Network, created in 2007, is an international fair trade volunteer web-based network. The association
links volunteers from a dozen of European and North American countries, actively supports Fair Trade Towns initiatives and encourages
grassroots networking at the international level.
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