We are now proud members of BAFTS – The British Association for Fair Trade Shops & Suppliers. An organisation where the members work to bring about changes in the status of developing world producers through Fair Trade retailing, campaigning, sharing ideas and best practices.
Membership is awarded to shops and suppliers that adhere to the ‘Ten principles of Fair Trade‘ laid out by World Fair Trade Organisation.
Principle One: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
Principle Two: Transparency and Accountability
Principle Three: Fair Trading Practices
Principle Four: Payment of a Fair Price
Principle Five: Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor
Principle Six: Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
Principle Seven: Ensuring Good Working Conditions
Principle Eight: Providing Capacity Building
Principle Nine: Promoting Fair Trade
Principle Ten: Respect for the Environment
You can find out more about the ten principles from WFTO.
To learn more about BAFTS and their aims and objectives from their website.