Monday, January 28, 2013

Fair Trade Principle: Paying Promptly and Fairly

From The Earth is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation. We say this not to be cliche, but because we actually mean it.

FTF is a "trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty."

 
Basically, they are an association of businesses that seeks to eradicate poverty through the venue of fair trade business practices. From The Earth is one such business working towards this goal.


Now, some may ask, "How do handmade greetings cards and olive wood jewelry help fight poverty?" That is a great question! Handmade greetings cards and olive wood jewelry are giving men and women in Jordan an opportunity to provide for their families.

 
To be a part of FTF, From The Earth must follow fair trade guidelines, one of which is to pay promptly and fairly. All of From The Earth's employees are paid at or above minimum wage for the work they produce on time each month.


In addition to the items made at From The Earth's production office, we also work with partners throughout the Middle East, again paying promptly and fairly for products we purchase.


In this way, we are assisting artisans who have for generations been producing beautiful local items reach new markets. These items can be purchased in our showroom in Bayader Wadi Seer.


Where to Purchase From The Earth Products:  
Amazon UK 
Amazon FR
Jordan

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