What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is an approach to business and development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system. Fair trade supports artisans and farmers in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized by establishing a sustainable market for their products. 


Our vendors are members of the Fair Trade Federation, a membership organization of verified businesses that are committed to upholding the principles fair trade so that the entire business is socially and environmentally responsible in what they do, and each and every business decision is made with the well-being of artisans and farmers in mind.


Fair Trade members fully commit to the following principles:

  • Create opportunities 
  • Develop transparent and accountable relationships
  • Build capacity
  • Promote fair trade
  • Pay promptly and fairly
  • Support safe and empowering working conditions
  • Cultivate environmental stewardship
  • Ensure the rights of children
  • Respect cultural identity

Learn More

Visit the Fair Trade Federation website to learn more about fair trade