Frequently Asked Questions
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Ethical trade refers to practices of companies or organisations that follow codes of conduct, and ensure that labour rights of workers are respected. Fair Trade is more than meeting labour standards and following codes of practice. Fair Trade Organisations specifically seek to work in partnership with marginalised and disadvantaged groups to try and help them overcome the serious barriers they face in sustaining livelihoods and finding markets. Therefore, while a Fair Trade business must be ethical, an ethical business is not necessarily Fair Trade.
‘Fair Trade’ refers to the concept of trading that follows a set of agreed principles. See ‘Definition of Fair Trade.’ ‘Fairtrade’ is a trademark name of Fairtrade International.