What makes trade fair? According to Fairtrade International (FLO), trade is fair when farmers and workers receive living wages and work in safe, hygienic conditions. In order to make this vision a reality, FLO works with international companies, farmers, and manufacturers to verify that everything from coffee to cotton is produced humanely. To become certified, brands undergo an audit and evaluation for compliance with the FLO standards. FLO auditors meet with company executives, farmers, and workers during these audits. Brands need to renew their certification every three years, which always involves another audit and evaluation.
As the largest and most recognised fair trade organisation worldwide, FLO has the power to change the lives of farmers and garment industry workers for the better. Shop Fairtrade certified products to help them achieve their goals.