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!


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.