What Does That Fair Trade Sticker Really Mean?
by Janay Scott
needs. When trades are done fairly both parties benefit. Consumers are able to buy
products that match their values and ethics and also contribute to the depletion of
poverty. Not only are producers and consumers benefiting from fair trade but there
are also some environmental benefits to fair trade. FLO encourages producers to use
farming and production practices that are environmentally sustainable.

The FLO uses a set of standards that are used in order to ensure that producers are
receiving prices that cover their cost of sustainable production and promote projects
that augment social, economic and environmental development. These standards are
used when producers are producing such things as coffee, bananas, rice and other
such natural resources. However, fair trade doesn't stop at natural resources.

According to FLO, fair trade is even used with products such as sporting equipment
because many workers who produce these products are working long hours for
below legal minimum wage. With these policies implemented these workers are able
to provide for themselves on a more sustainable basis. Take a look at this video
from the FLO website and see how this is improving the lives of producers:
.

This movement is about the improvement of people's lives. With this everyone is
able to be a more conscientious producer and consumer and in turn contribute to
environmental sustainability making for a more eco-friendly world.


About The Author

Janay Scott

Guffly is a one product per day online store and community with a focus on eco
friendly products and fair trade lifestyle goods like home, pet, clothing, office and
personal accessories. We know that people aren't interested in ugly stuff, so you can
bet Guffly's green products are stylish, fun and attractive - eco stylish if you will.
Shop the Daily Guff at [http://www.guffly.com]
As many people have already
noticed, there has been an increase in
how many products are labeled with
the fair trade logo, but what does
that sticker really mean and how do
products obtain one? To begin, the
Fairtrade Labeling Organization (FLO)
defines fair trade as an alternative
approach to traditional trading
between producers and consumers.
More or less this is a social
movement that promotes
sustainability. Through this producers
are offered better deals and in turn
are able to improve the quality of
their lives and plan for their future
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