Fair Trade

What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a competitive business model that takes into account social values often disregarded in conventional business—one that builds equitable, long-term partnerships between  consumers in developed nations and producers in developing regions.


  • Paying a fair wage in the local context.
  • Offering employees opportunities for advancement.
  • Providing equal opportunities  for all people,  particularly the most disadvantaged.
  • Engaging in environmentally sustainable practices.
  • Being open to public accountability.
  • Building long-term trade relationships.
  • Providing healthy and safe working conditions within the  local context.
  • Providing financial and technical assistance to producers whenever possible.

Village Artisan offers 100% Fair Trade products...