(Wikipedia) Fair trade is a social movement. The stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and sustainable farming. Members of the movement advocate the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as improved social and environmental standards. (Wikipedia)
Our Shea Butter comes from Africa. It is a fair trade product. It is helping with local tribal economies. Many women are employed by the shea butter trade. We are especially fond of that!
Sustainable and Ethical
(fairtradecertified.org) From production to purchase, Fair Trade is a model of sustainable, ethical trade that puts people and planet first. It’s the easiest way to do the most good, every day.
We believe that everyone wants to do what’s right – for their families, fellow global citizens, and the planet. That’s why we’re committed to making the right choices the most obvious ones. Based on the simple idea that the products we buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods of others, Fair Trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world. A choice for Fair Trade Certified™ goods is a choice to support responsible companies, empower farmers, workers, and fishermen, and protect the environment. In other words, it’s a world-changing way of doing business. (fairtradecertified.org)