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.
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.
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!