Monthly Archives: December 2013

Fair Pay for Fair Trade Baskets

Fair Trade Principle #5 is Prompt & Fair Pay Many business elements that are taken for granted in developed countries are not always guaranteed in developing countries. One of those business practices is a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work. Fair Trade Principle #5 is titled Pay Promptly and Fairly. It seems like… Read More »

Promote Fair Trade

Gift Baskets Can Promote Fair Trade Those of us in the Gift Basket world can help raise awareness about the need for Fair Trade policies and practices while, at the same time, building our own gift basket businesses. Part of our mission is to educate our friends, families and even customers about the need for… Read More »

Fair Trade Gift Baskets Help Build Capacity

Fair Trade Principle #3: Build Capacity Starting a gift-basket business can be a daunting task as it is. Why would someone take on the additional role of helping to nurture the Fair Trade industry? Simple… because it is fulfilling for both the gift basket entrepreneur and for the recipients of fair trade policies. As a… Read More »

Fair Trade Principle #2 – Accountable Relationships

Fair Trade Gift Baskets This is the third blog post in our series about utilizing the Fair Trade Principles in the Gift Basket industry. Today, we’re discussing Fair Trade Principle #2 which is: Develop Transparent & Accountable Relationships The artisans and farmers who supply you with gift basket supplies deserve to make a fair living… Read More »