Inspiring Fair Trade Quotes

Inspiring Fair Trade Quotes

Every time we go shopping, there is an overwhelming number of products available. We are bombarded by product ads influencing our choice of food, clothing, and even our concept of leisure. It’s easy to stop asking questions about the companies that make our products. But wouldn't it be better if we knew what practices and standards we were supporting?

Quotes about Decision Making

As information becomes available to a greater number of people, the world has grown more connected. Now there is a continued push for a sustainable, ethical, and conscious lifestyle. We are encouraged to choose better brands. Not only better quality of products, but also better working conditions for artisans and more sustainable materials. Fair trade means that the person who made your products has been paid a fair, livable wage. It means that they are not exploited in the process of production or in any other way.

"So many people touch a product before it hits a shelf. Understand that your dollars have a huge power -- the power you have as a consumer is a huge one. It's easy to ignore." Joy McBrien Quote | Fair Anita "Don't ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions on what should happen,not what shouldn't." Michelle Obama Quote | Fair Anita

"Millennials are looking for purpose not only in the products they buy, but also in the careers they choose." Joy McBrien Quote | Fair Anita "Every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want." Anna Lappe Quote | Fair Anita

"In a world where you purchases have more influence than your political vote, it is imperative that you take all factors into consideration before pulling out your wallet" Scott Umstattd Quote | Fair Anita "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. " Jane Goodall Quote | Fair Antia

"I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized that I was somebody." Lily Tomlin Quote | Fair Anita

Quotes about Product Production

Fair Anita is a community of incredibly supportive women who work together to make change happen: where women invest in other women. As a fair trade certified social enterprise, we provide fair trade jobs to over 8,000 women in 9 countries.

There is great importance in ethical production. Fair trade translates into a sustainable means of living. The women in our community are paid fair wages and have safe working conditions.

Fair TRade is an agent of change. It promotes a new way of living." Raul de Aguila Quote | Fair Anita "Fair Trade is all about improving lives. But we don't to that through charity -- there are not handouts in the fair trade world." Paul Rice Quote | Fair Anita

"When you buy something made by a person, there is something special there, and you do feel it. The  consciousness with which a thing is made is often more important than the thing itself." J Donald Walters Quote | Fair Anita "Nobody want to buy something that was made by exploiting others." Jerry Greenfield Quote | Fair Anita

"We believe that beautiful things are more beautiful when the people that make them are paid well and work in a safe environment." FTF Member Creative Women Fair Trade Quote | Fair Anita "There is not beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness" Gandhi fair trade quote | Fair Anita

"Transparency shoudn't end on the factory floor." Fair Trade Federation Quote | Fair Anita "Fast fashion isn't free. SOmeone somewhere is paying." Lucy Siegle Quote | Fair Anita

"Demand quality, not just in the product you buy, but in the life of the person who made it." Orsola de Castro Fair Trade Quote | Fair Anita "I don't want to ever sell something based off of pity. Pity creates an intense power dynamic between the artisan and consumer. We want to build empathetic relationships instead." Joy McBrien Fair Trade Quote | Fair Anita

Quotes About Community & Growth

Fair trade is not just about the artisans who make beautiful pieces. It is also about supporting the communities in which they live.

Supporting local communities where artisans live is intrinsically important to Fair Anita. Organization leaders from all the groups we partner with are local to the community. Together with artisans, they choose how to invest extra dollars in their communities. Fair trade really is women investing in women!

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something i can do." Edward Everett Hale | Fair Anita "In a gentle way you can shake the world." Gandhi Fair Trade Quote | Fair Anita

Individually we may all be one drop. But together we are an ocean." Ryunosuke Satoro Fair Trade Quote | Fair Anita "Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together." James Cash Penney Quote | Fair Anita


"Little by little, a little becomes a lot." Tanzanian proverb | Fair Anita "It's a small miricle that we as consumers can participate in the process that is keeping skills and communities alive and helping them to prosper." Emma Watson Fair Trade Quote | Fair Anita

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