The workers paid to harvest, process, spin and dye this yarn are all respected, treated ethically, and offered a fair and timely compensation for their efforts.
fair trade yarns
Yarns listed in this category have a fair trade certification which means strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met during production and trade.
Fair trade certification ensures that farmers receive a guaranteed minimum price. Workers enjoy a safe working envronment and a reasonable living wage. Forced child labor is strictly prohibited. Harmful argochemicals and GMO's are also prohibited to protect the environment and the workers. Recycled or easily biodegradable materials are used for packaging as much as possible. Honest advertising and marketing are a must.
Fair Trade premiums are invested in social and business development projects, such as scholarships, quality improvement training and organic certification.
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