why buy fair trade

What Does it Mean to be Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is popping up a lot on chocolate, coffee, and my favorite coconut oil! So, what does it mean and why is everyone so drawn to it? When a company is Fair Trade Certified, transparent sourcing methods are put in place, including higher wages, to provide better living and working conditions in countries where the raw material is harvested. In Kelapo’s case, being certified is especially important because coconuts cannot be harvested here in the United States. When we talk about Fair Trade, “worth” and “price” often come up. Could you pay more for a Fair Trade item, perhaps. […]

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