The Fair Trade Coffee Company

Est. 2001

Definition of Fair Trade The term “fair trade” was originally used by those who supported the concept of social justice, which can be defined as the belief that justice would be determined by whatever the strongest thought it should be. This is specifically intended to identify the relationships between different aspects of international trading and some of the reasons it became necessary to put some constraints on the products that are being traded. Fairly Traded Goods and Services It was believed that this...

Aaahh, chocolate! Loved the world over as a dessert, a treat, a gift for lovers, and a pick-me-up at any time of the day. The anti-depressant benefits of chocolate are well known. There is even research that shows chocolate is actually good for your health. Chocolate contains a type of antioxidant called flavonoids that are good for your heart’s health. These same studies have shown that, contrary to popular opinion, chocolate does not cause or aggravate acne or tooth decay,...

A Living Wage One of the biggest issues in agriculture today is the provision of a fair living wage for producers. This is in issue all over the world, not just in the third world, but it is in the third world that the full hardships of global trends are being experienced. Fair trade is a movement that is designed to guarantee fair living wages for producers of all products, no matter where they are located in the world. Consumer associations in...

The Fair Trade Federation Over the years, fair trade has become of great importance all over the world. The creation of the Fair Trade Federation was a godsend for low-income producers who then had a link to wholesalers and retailers who supported the idea of living wages and a safe and healthy environment for workers in other areas of the world.In addition to being the direct link between the wholesalers/retailers and the producers, the organization also acts as a clearinghouse to...

The coffee industry is intrinsically linked with the Fairtrade brand, thanks in part to the efforts of stores such as the Co-op and other ethical retailers. A symbol of sustainable farming, Fair Trade coffee, also known as equal exchange, is coffee and coffee beans that are traded directly between producer and retailer, bypassinng the coffee trader and other agents and thereby ensuring that the producer gets greater profits. By cutting the supply chain, coffee farmers get a greater return for their...