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Why You Should Care About Fair Trade Practices
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:57:54 AM America/Los_Angeles
This label ensures labor and environmental protection for workers and employees, which is especially important for developing countries, as they are, sadly, the most exploited.
It is a movement striving to improve environmental and economical sustainability—which is a more ideal methodology, opposed to relying on charity and donations.
Under the Fair Trade practices, factories and farmers must pay at least the minimum living wages to meet their economic geographical demands.
As a result, workers have a chance to meet their basic needs, to obtain a more healthy and human lifestyle, and to escape poverty that otherwise would have been robbed from them.
Why We Care
We at Well Living Shop specifically choose factories for our manufacturing that strictly adhere to our Fair Trade criteria and we audit these factories periodically to ensure their implementation.
We also make it a point to choose partners that will continually upgrade their programs to ensure communities progress in ethical and ideal economical growth.
Global Organic Textiles Standards
Global Organic Textiles (GOTs) incorporates many of the fair trade requirements, which we proudly support.
The Global Organic Textile Standards is the leading textile processing for organic fibers worldwide. We like how it has ecological and social criteria in order achieve a more transparent relationship with our partners, to ensure that we contribute to the wellness for workers and employees around the world.
Some of key areas covered under fair trade are: (3, 4)
1. All farmers and factories under association must utilize organic and environmentally sustainable practices.
2. Employers must encourage and allow workers to utilize collective bargaining for ethical treatment and fair wages.
3. Women must be empowered, guaranteeing access to equal job rights, health care access, and freedom from harassment.
4. Employers must contribute a percentage of revenues towards farmers and factory worker’s education, maintaining enrollment, and be up to date with education system standards.
5. Workers must be given access to proper healthcare: doctors, education and availability for proper nutrition, and medicine.
6. Farmers and workers are provided market based tools from the association in order to stay out of poverty if a disaster or environmental hardships occur: such as access to trucks, tractors, and infrastructure.