If you find a fair trade certified label on a product, for example, coffee beans, bracelet, tuna fillet, or a rattan basket, that means the product was produced in accordance with fair trade standards—safe working conditions, nonvolatile wages, no underage labor, no forced labor, and more. Fair trade ensures producers, workers, farmers, and fishermen have the money needed to invest in their lives and work.
Fair trade certifies a chain of transaction, involving not only producers, but also a dynamic network of companies, advocates, organizations, and of course, shoppers. That makes fair trade a conscious and sensible choice for everyone.
If you want to know more about fair trade and sustainable seafood, for the whole Fair Trade Month (October 2018), I am writing bilingual (Indonesian and English) articles about the subject for Facebook page of Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI).
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