Does Fairtrade have a logo?

Does Fairtrade have a logo?

Whether you are a Fairtrade supporter, or a business, there are important things to know about how the FAIRTRADE Mark (logo) can be used. The core FAIRTRADE Mark is recognised around the world. The FAIRTRADE Mark is a registered certification label for products sourced from producers in developing countries.

What does the Fairtrade label stand for?

The FAIRTRADE Mark means that products meet the social, economic and environmental standards set by Fairtrade International. The Mark certifies products, not companies or organizations. The Fairtrade Premium enables producers to invest in developing their businesses and to improve the quality of their communities.

How can you identify a Fairtrade product?

The standard Fairtrade Mark on the left is one of the most trusted certification marks. It signifies that ‘All that can be Fairtrade, is Fairtrade’ in the product. This applies to both single-ingredient products like coffee, but also to composite products like chocolate. Gold and Cotton both have their own Marks.

What was the first item to be Fairtrade?

The first fair trade agricultural products were coffee and tea, quickly followed by dried fruits, cocoa, sugar, fruit juices, rice, spices and nuts. Coffee quickly became the main growth engine behind fair trade: between 25 and 50% of the total alternative trading organization turnover in 2005 came from coffee sales.

What is the Fairtrade slogan?

The slogan at the time, “Trade not Aid”, gained international recognition in 1968 when it was adopted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to put the emphasis on the establishment of fair trade relations with the developing world.

How do you qualify for Fairtrade?

What does it mean to become Fair Trade certified? Fair Trade certification requires passing regular, rigorous evaluations by third-party auditors that track transactions along the supply chain between more than 1,200 companies and nearly 500 producer organizations.

Why is fair trade not always fair?

The UK is the world’s biggest fair-trade market, and it continues to grow. It is attacked by those on the left who say it has sold out and given in to the market. Pundits on the right argue that it distorts markets, exaggerates its claims, prices out the poorest farmers and perpetuates inefficient modes of production.

What is an example of fair trade?

Bananas, coffee, chocolate, tea, flowers, sugar – these are all items we often take for granted and are all examples of Fairtrade products. The movement as a whole is known as ‘fair trade’. Fairtrade products are on the increase as companies move to a better deal for farmers and workers.