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One page introduction to fair trade and fair trade federation

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  • 1. What is Fair Trade?  Fair Trade is an economic partnership based on dialogue, transparency, and respect. This  system of exchange seeks to create a just and sustainable international trading system.  Who is the Fair Trade Federation?  The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that strengthens and promotes  North American organizations fully committed to Fair Trade. Federation members dedicate  their businesses to creating positive change for the poorest of the poor and to adhering to  nine Principles in all of their transactions: · Creating Opportunities for  · Supporting Safe and Empowering  Economically and Socially  Working Conditions Marginalized Producers · Ensuring the Rights of Children · Developing Transparent and  · Cultivating Environmental  Accountable Relationships Stewardship · Building Capacity · Respecting Cultural Identity  · Promoting Fair Trade · Paying Promptly and Fairly What is Available?  and much more!  What can you do?  In your home, school, faith community, workplace, and other aspects of daily life, consider  how you can expand the practice of trade that values the dignity of all people: · Member Directory – Use FTF’s searchable member directory to identify organizations  to meet your needs ­ www.FairTradeFederation.org/members · Spread the Word – Show a film; bring in a speaker; offer a product tasting; host a  home party; play games; and find in other ways to educate those around you · Switch a Store– Know a great store that would be interested in Fair Trade? Tell them  about FTF and the impact they can have ­ or Start a Fair Trade Business of your own! · More! – Other ideas are online at www.FairTradeFederation.org/GetInvolved  Questions? Contact Us!  Fair Trade Federation  Phone: 202­636­3547  info@FairTradeFederation.org  www.FairTradeFederation.org

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