> Its So Not Fair

>This is the minimum for a group that does not yet qualify as the standard guideline for Fair Trade. We find that the poorest people in the world have no money to motivate a market. These are groups that may not have the finances to get the fair trade logo, or know how to do all of the paperwork necessary. They may be a remote tribe that may not even have their language written. Literacy may be an issue here and we work to look at the group knowing they can become sustainable with our help. We work with these groups because they are doing work we admire and with our help and consulting we can educate and train them to get to the next level. By becoming a customer for these groups our buying power can foster the change and improved standards. This group may not be culturally aware, there may not be a school in the village so children are in work situations with their families, however never exploited. These are groups that may not have the finances to get the fair trade logo, or know how to do all of the paperwork necessary. They may be a remote tribe that may not even have their language written. Literacy may be an issue here and we work to look at the group knowing they can become sustainable with our help. Many of our groups fall in this level and don’t even know they are not being fair. They are following cultural norms and we work hard to see that the cultural issues are part of the plan of action we have for them to keep the indigenous cultural craft alive along with the languages, etc. They are being moved towards the next level.

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