Three Findings of Fair Trade USA

Sometimes, people wonder if fair trade is actually worth it. The answer is a resounding yes! Check out three amazing findings from a recent two year Fair Trade Certified apparel pilot program, from Fair Trade USA.

  • Workers in certified factories earned 15 percent above local minimum wage on average, and up to double the minimum wage in one facility.
  • Distribution of the Fair Trade premium resulted in tangible change in the local community (e.g. building a school in war-torn Liberia, and distributing cash bonuses equivalent to one week’s pay).
  • Impact (as measured by Fair Trade premiums) tripled each year of the program, due to availability of certified products through national channels like REI and

Posted on January 30, 2013, in Fair Trade News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Well Done! Thank you for posting this. As an advocate of Fair Trade I appreciate your educating people through your blog. Thumbs up!

  1. Pingback: Three Findings of Fair Trade USA « Good World Goods

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