Fair trade acknowledges the human beings that make our products. It means that small producers receive fair prices for their products, helping them build a better future for themselves and their communities. This helps to reverse current trends that reward the middle man or woman more than the producers themselves.
Fair trade cooperatives offer employment to their communities at a level superior to that offered by commercial brands. Part of their mission is also to offer economical clothing to the community, create a model of business development that can be replicated by other communities, and to work consistently toward the goals of “justice, liberty and autonomy” not just for cooperative members but for the wider community.