What’s the difference? Fair trade vs free trade and why it matters

Two terms that often get confused are fair trade and free trade. While fair trade and free trade sound similar, they are polar opposites. There’s much more accountability and transparency when it comes to products that are made in a fair trade setting than traditional factories and sweatshops. Here are some of the key differences between fair trade versus free trade:1. WagesWith fair trade product…

​What’s the difference? Summarizing fair trade logos and certifications.

Fair Anita is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, one of our Ethiopian artisan group partners is in the process of becoming a World Fair Trade Organization member, and Fair Trade International is one of the most recognizable fair trade logos. Each of these organizations has developed its own standards for for being a “true fair trade” organization and differentiating between them can be difficu…