Earth Divas Is Now Part of the Fair Trade Federation!

Fair Trade FederationBoy do I have some exciting news to share with all of you. Yesterday, our application to be part of the Fair Trade Federation (FTF) finally went through. We’re finally a proud member of this great organization!

Whoo-hoo!

The application process has taken quite a long time to process. But we’re over the moon to be a part of this amazing organization.

What Is the Fair Trade Federation?

The Fair Trade Federation is a North American trade organization that strengthens and supports organizations who support fair trade. They maintain a strict set of guidelines that all members have to uphold.

For instance, as a member of FTF Earth Divas has to do the following:

  • All Earth Divas suppliers must have long-term trade partnerships, rather than “one time” partnerships. This will ensure economic stability and provide greater opportunities for workers.
  • All our artisans/suppliers must be paid promptly, and fairly, for their work.
  • Earth Divas must try, whenever possible, to create economic opportunities for our artisans/suppliers.
  • Earth Divas must develop transparent relationships with our suppliers.
  • Earth Divas must support safe and empowering work conditions for our artisans.
  • Earth Divas will not support, in any way, child trafficking or child labor.
  • Earth Divas will support environmental stewardship in our business practices.
  • Earth Divas will respect the cultural identity of all our artisans/suppliers.

As you can see, it’s a lot to live up to, which is why the application process takes so long! But we’re honored and humbled to finally be a member of this worthy¬†endeavor, and we’re excited to continue to meet the high standards of FTF.

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2 Responses to “Earth Divas Is Now Part of the Fair Trade Federation!”

  1. [...] progress. Even here at Earth Divas we made an exciting step forward when we become members of the Fair Trade Federation! That was a huge goal for us, and one we’re really over the moon [...]

  2. Welcome to the FTF from a fellow FTF member retailer/non-profit in NY!! So glad to have you with us. Your blog is so interesting and I would love to network with you for ideas. Good luck with the membership and if you have any questions, you are always welcome to ask us. We joined in 2003.
    Peace

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