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FAIR TRADES




principes du commerce équitable



THE BEGINNINGS OF FAIR TRADE Fair trade developed in Europe in the post-war years under the impetus of charitable and humanitarian organizations. From the end of the 1950s, a Dutch association imported products from developing countries and abolished intermediaries not very concerned about profit sharing. During the 1960s and 1970s, organizations formed in the South with partners based in the North with the aim of creating equity in trade. Mission - Transforming consumption patterns - Produce reliable expertise on fair trade - Promote for more equity in public policies - Structure and strengthen the Fair Trade sector COMMITMENTS AS DEFINED BY LAW Remunerative prices for producers, based on production costs and balanced negotiation; A multi-year commercial partnership between producers and buyers The payment of an additional amount to finance projects and collective dynamics Producer autonomy thanks to the strengthening of producer organizations with Democratic governance Transparency and traceability of sectors Consumer awareness of socially and ecologically sustainable modes of production The enhancement of environmentally and biodiversity-friendly production methods, such as agroecology. As a guaranteed member of the WSF, the Mifuko brand is committed to respecting the principles of fair trade.





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