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Fair Trade for Hand Made

Posted by Rebecca Harding on

Fair Trade for Hand Made

I often see the words, ‘fair trade’ on food items, clothing and homewares from developing countries, and rightly so. The push for fair trade and income sustainability is a very important and powerful move towards equality and improvement in living standards. One of the core values of fair trade is the payment of a ‘fair price’ for goods, and the realisation that the cost of goods includes fair remuneration for workers and makers. In my youth, I worked in retail.  People would rave about how cheap our goods were. ‘Wow, $2 is a bargain!’ But I knew from seeing the...

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