Fair Trade: Better for All

As you sip your morning coffee or tea, how often do you think about the journey those beans or leaves took to get to you? Believe it or not, the global trade system often involves harsh working conditions, intense competition for retail space, and ambiguous compensation rates. To combat the exploitation of farmers and establish better, more transparent practices of conscious consumerism, the Fair Trade movement was established to create sustainable standards for production, trade, and consumption. Today, you can find thousands of Fair Trade-certified products in stores, all created with the purpose of a better global ecosystem.