Fair Trade is a set of governing principles that makers/suppliers/employers promise to keep. These principles are often things that are taken for granted and overlooked in the United States of America. Principles like being paid a living wage, not using child labor, providing safe working conditions, and offering health care.
We say NO to sweatshops, 14-hour days, pennies a day, health hazards and forced labor.
We say YES to giving artisans fair wages for their skills, working conditions so ethical they're brag-worthy, and empowering employees to feel good and do good in the world around them.
We know that this means we will pay higher prices. We accept that whenever possible because we value the lives of every human more than we value money.