The definition of fair trade, according to F.I.N.E. (collaboration of Fair Trade organizations – networks: F.L.O. (Fairtrade Labelling Organization), WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization, ex IFAT) NEWS(Network of European Worldshops), και EFTA(European Fairtrade Association)) is:

“Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade organizations backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade.”

10 basic principles according to the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization)

1) Opportunities for disadvantaged producers

2) Transparency and accountability

3) Fair trade practices

4) Fair payment

5) No child labor, no forced labor

6) Νο discrimination, gender equality, freedom of association

7) Good working conditions

8) Capacity building

9) Promote fair trade

10) Respect for the environment



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