In business since 2005, we are a small Canadian company specializing in the import, wholesale distribution and retail fundraising of eco-friendly, fair trade food items and handicrafts from around the world. Our goal is to play our part in alleviating global poverty, and along the way restore the hopes, dreams and dignity of the skilled artisans who have handcrafted the products in our collection.
Fair Trade means a direct trading partnership, based on transparency and mutual respect, that benefits marginalized artisans and their communities directly, through fair, living wages and local socio-economic development, while fostering worker’s rights, gender equity and environmental stewardship.
EcoFair trades directly with 11 producer groups in 8 countries and strictly adheres to the principles of Fair Trade.
Our handicrafts are made by producer groups partners that are 100% certified fair trade organizations, and undergo strict financial and social audits as members of either: World Fair Trade Organization or Fair Trade Federation.
Our coffee and chocolates are FAIRTRADE certified by Fairtrade International.
Members of these producer groups are most often subsistence farmers and making these handicrafts provides additional income and also helps to preserve their cultural traditions.
More and more consumers are mindful of the social and environmental impacts of their purchases. All of our products are fair trade in the strictest sense, and all have an eco-benefit as compared to their “conventional” equivalent. They leave a small footprint on the environment, and have a big impact on the lives of the producers.
With every order, we will plant one tree with WeForest in Ethiopia. We chose WeForest to offset emissions so we can feel even better about bringing these fair trade gifts to you!