Fairtrade International (FLO) recently proposed the development of a Fairtrade Sourcing Partnership (FSP), which would see the introduction of a new Fairtrade label applicable to products with 100 percent Fairtrade certified sugar or cocoa.
All that can be
Currently, for a product to bear the familiar Fairtrade Mark, FLO standards require that all ingredients that can be certified must be, and that a minimum of 20 percent of the total product be comprised of Fairtrade certified ingredients.
We believe fair trade helps reduce poverty in developing communities around the world. It goes beyond traditional aid structures and is often seen as a vehicle for transforming existing global distribution systems, which currently leave producer communities at a disadvantage.
Fair trade also represents a growing movement. To achieve its potential, it is crucial that its proponents not only maintain high expectations, but that they also work to improve its standards.
With the holidays just around the corner, The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) encourages you to "shop your values" this season, with their new 2013 Holiday Guide!
You'll find lots of fair trade gift ideas and decorations that capture the spirit of the season. Products in the guide represent more than 50 FTF members dedicated to the people living in devloping communities around the world.