Ethically Traded is about ensuring that workers and farmers in developing countries have:
- Decent working conditions
- Sustainable practices
- Environmental protection
- A fair price paid for goods
- Access to growing their businesses
By buying Ethically Traded products we are supporting these small businesses and ensuring workers are happy, respected and rewarded in their work environment. Transparency through all processes of the business is important. From farming to harvesting through to distribution in an effort to build strong international relationships.
Ethically traded ingredients have been sourced at a fair price to local famers and are produced under standards designed to prevent and end poverty, sweatshop labour conditions and environmental degradation.
Products that come to mind when hearing Ethically Traded are often chocolate and coffee. Skin care products are increasingly containing fair trade ingredients. Dr. Bronners soap is a well-known ethical natural skin care range containing many fair-trade ingredients. BioBalance Argan Oil has a wonderful story of fairly trading the Argan oil from a community in Morocco.