What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a global market-based social movement that puts higher ethical standards on consumer products.  As a globally recognized marketing strategy, Fair Trade certification initiatives have proven to significantly and sustainably improve lives of producers and farmers throughout the world. Fair Trade Laos certifies products and companies that promote fair pricing for producers, good wages, better working conditions, higher environmental standards and maintaining traditional ways of life.

Fair Trade Puts Producers First!

The 10 Principles of Fair Trade

PRINCIPLE #1

Creating Opportunities for Impoverished Producers

PRINCIPLE #3

Fair Trading Practices

PRINCIPLE #5

No Child Labour and Forced Labour

PRINCIPLE #7

Ensuring Good Working Conditions

PRINCIPLE #9

Promoting Fair Trade

PRINCIPLE #2

Transparency and Accountability

PRINCIPLE #4

Payment of a Fair Price

PRINCIPLE #6

Commitment to Non Discrimination and Gender Equality

PRINCIPLE #8

Providing Capacity Building

PRINCIPLE #10

Respect for the Environment