Earth Month – April 2023
Did you know that one of our nine Fair Trade principles is to Cultivate Environmental Stewardship?
Fair trade seeks to offer current generations the ability to meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Members actively consider the implications of their decisions on the environment and promote the responsible stewardship of resources. Members reduce, reuse, reclaim, recycle, and regenerate materials wherever possible. They encourage environmentally sustainable practices throughout the entire trading chain.
Celebrate Earth Month with these events:
“Every April, leaders, and environmental activists from all over the world join hands to create sustainable development and offer climate solutions, to minimize our carbon footprint and prevent further harm to our planet’s natural resources. It’s increasingly important to observe this month as Earth starts to unravel the harmful effects of climate change which not only poses a threat to our existence but is irreversibly damaging all forms of life.” – National Today
The Fashion Revolution was started following the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013 in Bangladesh where 1,138 people died and 2,500 were injured.
In support of the revolution, people around the world are using their voice and power to tell brands that things must change. They won’t stop until every garment worker is seen, heard, paid properly and working in safe conditions.
The fair trade movement has been working to achieve the same levels of transparency and respect for workers. Buying from FTF verified businesses, you can ensure that the artisans making the products you buy are paid and treated fairly.