Why should you support fair trade...What does it all mean?

By working through cooperative structures, artisans and small farmers are able to spend their earnings in their communities, improve housing, healthcare and schools. 

Fair Trade delivers high quality goods because artisans take pride in their work and rely on the Fair Trade income for support. 

Fair Trade means fair pay and working conditions for farmers and producers by means of safe and healthy working conditions. 

The producers and farmers have a voice in how their workplace is managed and are involved in the entire process.

Fair Trade is committed to strengthening direct partnerships between buyers and producers building trusting relationships. This enables them to provide work for their communities.

Fair Trade supports sustainable practices that minimize our environmental footprint.

Fair Trade practices create a cultural connection between you and the producers.  

Fair Trade provides artisans and farmers control their own future allowing them to build businesses that eliminate the middle man. This allows the profits to go back into their businesses and communities.

When you purchase Fair Trade, you are purchasing high quality craftsmanship.  These are unique handcrafted gifts that are not found in stores. 

Your purchase supports sustainability offering a way to feed their family and better educate their children.   You get a unique, handcrafted product to enjoy while improving the lives of others in need.  Its a win-win situation for everyone!

Please note that most products sold on this site are made with fair-trade practices.   I also brought to you some eco-friendly items items that we believe to be great quality items such as the large Jute Shopping Bags and canvas bags.  These may be used in place of plastic or paper bags when shopping.   

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop me message via my email at or call me at 203-942-0145!   I welcome any feedback you may have.

Thank you for supporting Handmade4Humanity!