BIG NEWS! We are so thrilled to share that Mango + Main is the newest member of the Fair Trade Federation! Our acceptance as a verified FTF member reflects our deep commitment to the principles of fair trade. We are joining a community dedicated to the highest standards of fair trade and the pursuit of a more just and sustainable world.
So what is "Fair Trade?"
Fair Trade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Fair Trade Federation members create social and economic opportunities through trading partnerships with marginalized producers. Members place the interests of producers and their communities as the primary concern of their enterprise.
Fair Trade involves relationships that are open, fair, consistent, and respectful. It goes beyond just paying a fair wage: we ensure safe work environments, develop deeper, long term relationships with artisan partners, and strive to be socially and environmentally responsible in all that we do.
We are so excited about what this means for our artisan partners and customers! Thank you for joining us on this journey!! ❤️
Learn more about the Fair Trade Federation and fair trade principles here: https://www.fairtradefederation.org
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If you're like us, you're on the hunt for unique, handmade gifts this holiday season! You love shopping from small business owners and making an impact locally + globally with your purchasing power!
That's why we've put together a list of our 20 favorite fair trade products under $40... so you can find something for everyone on your list!
by Brie McNeal of Ethically Curated
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Consumers can participate in this by buying from organizations that partner with these businesses.