So, you want to save the environment (and bring World Peace) one organic, fair trade t-shirt at a time. Good for you! But if you’re spending $25 bucks on a t-shirt, instead of the 5 for $5 Wal-Mart variety, then you want to know that your extra dollars are DEFINITELY bringing World Peace.
Fair Trade labels are based on a set of standards that require companies to pay producers their fair share of the profits from their goods and forbids social injustices, like child labor, in the production process. For agricultural products, fair trade wages must also cover the cost of environmentally sustainable practice.
There are a few key companies that monitor the relationship between fair trade workers and the organizations that purchase from them. These companies grant the right to display their stamp of approval on products that meet fair trade requirements. If a company claims to be a fair trade company, look for the stamp of certification and do research into the certification to make sure fair trade rules are being followed.
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