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Fairtrade International

The world's largest and most recognised organisation promoting fair trade

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.

FLO’s Standards

  • Provide living wages based on agreements with local unions and regional benchmarks
  • Support workers in creating and joining unions
  • Train workers to build awareness of workers’ rights
  • Create safe working conditions: i.e. provide protective clothing, handle hazardous materials appropriately, and ensure building safety
  • Reduce negative impacts on the environment by using best practices for the use of chemicals in the industry
  • Prohibit the use of high concern substances, including toxins and carcinogenic textile inputs

Room for Improvement

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  • FLO’s textile standards exclude countries where Freedom of Association is not protected
  • FLO’s ecological protections are limited and vague

Learn more about our standards & certificates.

Fairtrade-Logo-1

Fairtrade International

The world's largest and most recognised organisation promoting fair trade

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.

FLO’s Standards

  • Provide living wages based on agreements with local unions and regional benchmarks
  • Support workers in creating and joining unions
  • Train workers to build awareness of workers’ rights
  • Create safe working conditions: i.e. provide protective clothing, handle hazardous materials appropriately, and ensure building safety
  • Reduce negative impacts on the environment by using best practices for the use of chemicals in the industry
  • Prohibit the use of high concern substances, including toxins and carcinogenic textile inputs

Room for Improvement

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  • FLO’s textile standards exclude countries where Freedom of Association is not protected
  • FLO’s ecological protections are limited and vague

Learn more about our standards & certificates.

Fairtrade International

The world's largest and most recognised organisation promoting fair trade

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.

FLO’s Standards

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Brands must provide living wages based on agreements with local unions and regional benchmarks; support workers in creating and joining unions; train workers to build awareness of workers’ rights; and create safe working conditions by providing protective clothing, handling hazardous materials appropriately, and ensuring building safety

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Brands must reduce negative impacts on the environment by using best practices for the use of chemicals in the industry. To protect workers and the environment, brands are required to ban the use of high concern substances, including toxins and carcinogenic textile inputs

Room for Improvement

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The textile standards exclude countries where Freedom of Association is not protected. Additionally, FLO’s ecological protections are limited and vague.

Learn more about our standards & certificates.