Fair Trade Gifts

Fair Trade Gifts | Unique Batik

Includes all non-food items that use the language of fair trade except for apparel.

There are separate standards for Fair Trade Foods and Chocolate, Coffee and Tea, Food, and Apparel and Textiles

Restored & Protected Environment

Required

  • Use of a green office, including energy and water saving devices and active reuse and recycling
  • Maximum use of local materials
  • Minimum use of non- postconsumer metals or plastic

Preferred

  • Considers and demonstrates most sustainable methods of product shipping
  • Transparency around use of animal derivatives 
  • Clarity around sustainability of using plant-based materials

Social & Economic Justice

Required

  • Values statement on website, including information on where products were made and by whom
  • If verified by a fair trade organization, their logo and an explanation of fair trade on website
  • If not verified by a fair trade organization, a discussion of each of the fair trade values found on the Fair Trade Federation’s website and how the company exemplifies each one, on the website. Note that Green America recognizes most fair trade certifications and shares their values, but the Fair Trade Federation’s principles work particularly well for gifts

Preferred

  • Proof of written non-discrimination policy between buyers and producers 
  • Community service or donation program in producer communities