Membership in the Fair Trade Federation Marks a High Bar
Huntington Beach, Ca (May 7, 2019) – Unique World Inspirations is now part of a network of over 200 fair trade businesses after joining the Fair Trade Federation (FTF), a trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations that make a full commitment to fair trade.
To become a member, applicants must submit thorough documentation describing the organization’s relationships with producer partners and efforts to provide good work conditions, fair wages, safety, environmental sensitivity, financial transparency, and more. Completion of this rigorous screening process provides an important mark of distinction for members and for shoppers interested in supporting an entire business for its fair trade practices rather than simply purchasing a fair trade product.
“Unique World Inspirations acceptance into the Fair Trade Federation means that they are meeting some of the highest standards in the fair trade movement,” says Chris Solt, Executive Director of the Fair Trade Federation. “We’re so happy to welcome them to the FTF community!”
Unique World Inspirations is a social enterprise online shop, selling Fair Trade gifts and products inspired by the people and cultures encountered on their travels. Partnered with 31 Fair Trade artisans’ groups in 18 different countries they are the Fair Trade hub for globetrotters, helping travelers meet cultures and explore their global style, while each purchase is making the world a better place.
“We are beyond honored and excited to have passed rigorous screening by the Fair Trade Federation to ensure our business goes beyond the Fair Trade basics to have a 360º approach that builds true partnerships with amazing artisans around the world. Being a part of the global community of the Fair Trade Federation, which is how we found and understood the importance of Fair Trade, means more than words can express. We are dedicated to creating positive change through long-term commitment to grow our global family’s businesses and strengthen their communities” say Michelle Goyette, Founder Unique World Inspirations.
Not exactly sure what fair trade means? The main goal is to give craftspeople and farmers who are living in areas of extreme poverty the opportunity to earn a living by selling their products in North America. These relationships are formed honoring the nine Fair Trade Federation principles which focus on fair wages, worker safety, transparency, and more. Read all nine principles at www.fairtradefederation.org/principles.
About the Fair Trade Federation:
The Fair Trade Federation is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty.