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What is Fair Trade - learn about the principles and benefits with Divas Fair Trade

WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?

Fair Trade is much more than a trading system. It’s a holistic system of connecting people along the entire trade route: from the devoted farmers and talented artisans who make and grow the products, to the dedicated members of organizations who develop and import the products, bringing them to the global market, to retailers like us and customers like you – every step is important. Meant to be a long-term system, not short-term charity, Fair Trade works to make communities on all levels sustainable. Fair Trade Organizations are invested in the people they work with, helping them meet nutritional needs, get access to health care, receive financial training, and a variety of other projects, depending on the needs of the community. Sometimes they may need a new sewing room, or a daycare facility, a clean-water well, irrigation system or they may even have enough for a basketball court! The impact of Fair Trade goes way beyond a fair, living wage; it empowers those living in poverty, especially women who are often the most marginalized, to create positive change in their lives and their communities.

WE FULLY COMMIT TO THE FOLLOWING FAIR TRADE PRINCIPLES

Create opportunity, build capacity, prompt and fair pay, safety and health, transparency, children's rights, environmental stewardship, respect for cultural identity and promoting fair Trade.

DIVAS FAIR TRADE BRINGS COLOR TO LIFE EMPOWERING WOMEN AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE LOCALLY AND ABROAD.

You should know that when you shop with us, you are supporting good values that Empower women to access opportunities to improve their lives and the ones from their families. DFT supports interest-free micro-lending projects to start new business, finish school or for clean water projects. Your purchase goes further beyond the items you receive. Help us maximize our impact by recommending us to your girlfriends, sell our products at your college or organization, and even hosting your own Fair Trade party.

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