Fair TradeProject FAIR
What is Fair Trade?Fair trade is a label given to products andcompanies who abide by these guidelines:• Pay fair wages to ...
How are Fair Trade andNormal Trade Different?When purchasing items that are not fairtrade, the product producers (farmers ...
Fair Trade to ConsumersFair Trade offers consumers a powerful way toreduce poverty through their everydayshopping.
Fair Trade to Farmers and Workers inDeveloping CountriesTo farmers and workers, fair trade offers betterprices, improved t...
Non Fair TradeIf a company is not a fair trade company, thenthey often use unfair labor practices such asunfair wages, chi...
What’s the Problem?“As long as we keep paying companies to beunsustainable and unethical, they will be.”In this day and ag...
Why Does this Happen?Many companies that do not use fair laborpractices do not utilize it because, recently, theyhave not ...
What Can YOU Do to Help?• Change a few items in your shopping cart tofair trade alternatives• Attend local fair trade even...
Fair Trade ProductsChocolate, Soap, Bananas, Tea, Coffee, Sugar,Biscuits, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Energy Drinks, PeanutButter, ...
Fair Trade LogosWhen purchasing products, look for any ofthese logos to confirm whether or not theproduct is fair trade.
Where to Find Fair Trade ProductsWhile you can find many fair trade productsonline, they can be easily bought in stores th...
Who Are We?We are Project FAIR, a group of eighth gradestudents aiming to educate our communityabout fair trade, and teach...
How Are We Helping?So far, we have worked vigorously to educateour community through ways such asinformational speaking, t...
Market PlaceAt our school, students are given theopportunity to create and run their own boothwhere they can sell any sort...
Selling Fair Trade Products!
Elementary Schools TourTo inform the youth of our school district, wewent to some elementary schools in our districtto inf...
Visiting the Elementary Schools!
You Can HelpAs easily as purchasing a brand of food thatyou would not normally purchase can changethe lives of the distres...
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Are you supporting unfair labor practices with your purchases? Project FAIR, Texas Grand Champion for the Middle Division of Texas Future Problem Solving Program's Community Problem Solving Competition, presents information about Fair Trade practices and their work to educate their community. We are confident that this information will make a difference!

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  1. 1. Fair TradeProject FAIR
  2. 2. What is Fair Trade?Fair trade is a label given to products andcompanies who abide by these guidelines:• Pay fair wages to workers and farmers• Not employ children• Not overwork employees• Use humane ethics
  3. 3. How are Fair Trade andNormal Trade Different?When purchasing items that are not fairtrade, the product producers (farmers orcraftsmen) unfortunately are often paid wageson which a typical farmer can notsurvive, ultimately not allowing them tosupport themselves or family.
  4. 4. Fair Trade to ConsumersFair Trade offers consumers a powerful way toreduce poverty through their everydayshopping.
  5. 5. Fair Trade to Farmers and Workers inDeveloping CountriesTo farmers and workers, fair trade offers betterprices, improved terms of trade, and thebusiness skills necessary to produce high-quality products that can compete in theglobal marketplace.
  6. 6. Non Fair TradeIf a company is not a fair trade company, thenthey often use unfair labor practices such asunfair wages, child labor, and even slave labor!Not only are these labor practices inhumaneand appalling, but they also contradict theUniversal Declaration of Human Rights.
  7. 7. What’s the Problem?“As long as we keep paying companies to beunsustainable and unethical, they will be.”In this day and age, people are unaware of theindecencies against human beings and largescale companies taking advantage of theseunderdeveloped countries. If the worldremains unaware of this problem, then thenon fair trade companies will continue toflourish.
  8. 8. Why Does this Happen?Many companies that do not use fair laborpractices do not utilize it because, recently, theyhave not been forced to do so. There is not a highenough demand for fair trade products thatpressure producers to make thechange. If the world wouldgo out and truly want fairtrade products, then largecorporations would movetowards our fair trade goal.
  9. 9. What Can YOU Do to Help?• Change a few items in your shopping cart tofair trade alternatives• Attend local fair trade events• Visit local fair trade shops• Get others involved- tell friends and familyabout fair trade and they might also want tohelp
  10. 10. Fair Trade ProductsChocolate, Soap, Bananas, Tea, Coffee, Sugar,Biscuits, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Energy Drinks, PeanutButter, Olive Oil, Rice, Pasta, Sports Equipment,and Wine are all products that can be made andbought fairly.
  11. 11. Fair Trade LogosWhen purchasing products, look for any ofthese logos to confirm whether or not theproduct is fair trade.
  12. 12. Where to Find Fair Trade ProductsWhile you can find many fair trade productsonline, they can be easily bought in stores thatare:• Known to have organic products• Environmentally sustainable• Small, family owned grocers
  13. 13. Who Are We?We are Project FAIR, a group of eighth gradestudents aiming to educate our communityabout fair trade, and teach people how tohelp ensure that workers have availableschools, good wages, and livable conditions.
  14. 14. How Are We Helping?So far, we have worked vigorously to educateour community through ways such asinformational speaking, the selling of fairtrade goods and products, distributinghundreds of flyers or brochures, and we areeven aiming for our school lunches to have fairtrade fruits and vegetables added! Our goal isfor everybody to know what fair trade is, howto recognize it, and why they should care.
  15. 15. Market PlaceAt our school, students are given theopportunity to create and run their own boothwhere they can sell any sort of item. We usedthis time to sell and spread the word on fairtrade products.
  16. 16. Selling Fair Trade Products!
  17. 17. Elementary Schools TourTo inform the youth of our school district, wewent to some elementary schools in our districtto inform the students about fair trade.
  18. 18. Visiting the Elementary Schools!
  19. 19. You Can HelpAs easily as purchasing a brand of food thatyou would not normally purchase can changethe lives of the distressed, overworked, andpoverty-stricken people all over the world. Asingle item per store visit has the opportunityto help the world. Now that you know of thecruelties that are inflicted upon humanbeings, we hope that you will make the right,heartfelt decision when purchasing any itemwith a fair trade alternative.

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