Virtuous Handicrafts is a small, meticulously curated online business made up of fair trade items from different areas of the world. I take my time carefully hand picking the most beautiful handmade products and make them readily available here at Virtuous Handicrafts for you.
The products we sell meet all Fair Trade Federation standards, provide very reasonable wages to the artisans, and are either fair trade certified or handmade by people I personally know in our local community.
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What is Fair Trade? From poverty to climate change to struggles with health and safety, people all over the world face incredible challenges simply trying to earn a living. To compete in today’s market, businesses drive down prices at the expense of those most vulnerable: farmers, workers, and fishermen. This simply can’t go on. Shopping fair trade means taking a stand for a system that treats everyone with respect.
How Fair Trade Works: When you choose to purchase Fair Trade products, you are endorsing an economic system that provides opportunities for international farmers, artisans and workers to lift themselves out of poverty
Fair Trade seeks to enable economic development through equitable trading partnerships. Fair Trade ensures consumers that the products they purchase were grown, harvested, crafted and traded in ways that improve lives and protect the environment.
We recognize 3rd party certification and verification systems because they hold businesses accountable to their commitments, and provide others with a voice. Learn more about Fair Trade organizations in the U.S. below.
When you shop fair trade, you make a difference in the world!