Frequently Asked Questions:
What does Fair Trade Mean?
We believe that everyone wants to do what’s right – for their families, fellow global citizens, and the planet. That’s why we’re committed to making the right choices the most obvious ones. Based on the simple idea that the products we buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods of others, fair trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world. Supporting fairly traded goods is a choice to support responsible companies, empower farmers, workers, and fishermen, and protect the environment. In other words, it’s a world-changing way of doing business.
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What does Compassionate Trade mean?
Compassionate Trade is taking fair trade to the next level; in addition to income generation trade is used to address global concerns such as education, healthcare, alternatives to drug trafficking, peace building, and environmental conservation by supporting and creating initiatives and projects that address these concerns, often in areas of extreme poverty.
What does eco conscious or Gaia conscious product mean?
Eco-Positive products are those that benefit the ecology of the planet and its species because of the materials that comprise it, the process to produce it, or in use.
Eco Positive products:
- Are composed of ecologically sound materials, such as recycled materials, sustainably-harvested natural materials, OR
- Are created using ecologically beneficial processes, such as natural dyes, organically grown, and replacing potentially harmful practices with environmentally-safe ones, OR
- Support the preservation of a species or ecological location by the way they are produced, for example rainforest conservation projects, etc., OR
- Are designed with an eco-effective lifecycle in mind, resulting in minimal waste through recycling, upcycling, or composting after use.