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360° Fair Trade

Members of the Fair Trade Federation abide by a set of governing principles that underline our commitment to social equality through trade. These principles, which are based on those of the World Fair Trade Organization and then expanded upon, are the basis for our fair dealings with our artisan partners. In order to set ourselves apart from other less rigorous accrediting organization, or companies who may call themselves “fair trade” but are not held to any standards, the Fair Trade Federation members have coined a new term: 360° Fair Trade.


As members of the Fair Trade Federation, we make the deepest commitment to 360° fair trade. We undergo rigorous screening and strive to create positive change through all of our work: socially, economically, and environmentally. We work with small farmers and artisans in holistic partnerships built on trust. These relationships go beyond ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions — they empower producers to strengthen their communities and grow their businesses sustainably.

Happy Fair Trade Month!

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