Create Fair Trade Create Fair Trade is designed to connect Australian buyers to craft producers around the world. These groups of producers have been paid a fair price for their pieces. Great care is taken to locate and support groups that are more vulnerable than most due to their individual circumstances. Some may have disabilities, others may be widows or supporting children on extremely low incomes. Most pieces produced are unique so some variations may occur when choosing from a photo online. We hope you will enjoy shopping from our range knowing that your purchases are supporting those most in need.
Create Fair Trade is classified as a Fair Trader. This means we aim to source a minimum percentage of goods from Fair Trade certified producers. Create endeavours to source all goods from either Fair Trade certified producers or from start up co operatives and small groups practising the Fair Trade principals but without the means to obtain certification.
Our Founder In 2014 Robyn had an idea; to create a business that was ‘for-purpose’. From 1996-2000 Robyn lived in Nepal with her family and worked as a primary school teacher. Knowing first hand the struggles that people go through on the other side of the world and the rate of exploitation Robyn started Create Fair Trade. Having always had a keen interest in business Robyn decided there was a way to create a business with a conscience. Create Fair Trade is a retail outlet that aims to connect Australian buyers to producer groups in countries from the global south (developing countries). Great care is taken to locate and support groups that are more vulnerable than most, from widows and those with disabilities to those supporting young children. What is Fair Trade? According to WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization), Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seek greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers especially in developing countries.
Fair Trade organizations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission. They, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade. They can be recognized by the WFTO logo.
Fair Trade is more than just trading: it proves that greater justice in world trade is possible. It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.
Ten Principles of Fair Trade WFTO prescribes 10 Principles that Fair Trade Organizations must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out monitoring to ensure these principles are upheld:
Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers: support producers to have access to basic social services (health, education, savings)
Transparency and Accountability: Companies with employees share annual reports and audit reports to the stakeholders.
Trading Practices: conduct business and trade for the social, economic and environmental well-being of producers.
Payment of a Fair Price: price each product so that an acceptable margin of profit can be made by the manufacturer and reseller, and comply with the Fair Wage Standards determined by the Fair Trade group in the country from where the product is made.
Do not allow child labor and/or forced labor: to ensure that the UN convention on the Rights of the Child is respected.
Support non-discrimination, gender equity and freedom of association: provide opportunities for all the workers regardless of their sex or social origin.
Working Conditions: to ensure that work is carried out under humane working conditions satisfying at least the minimum fair trade standards.
Support capacity building: develop the skills of producers and create better opportunities for trading their products.
Promote Fair Trade: support and advocate campaigns for fair trade development, and educate consumers, policy makers and general public about fair trade stakes
Environmental awareness: encourage environmentally-friendly processes and sustainable management of natural resources, as well as the use of local skills and materials.
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