The holiday season is marked by a spirit of generosity, with Australians having spent an estimated $18 billion in the week leading up to Christmas last year. Through ethical purchasing, this spirit can extend past simply giving to family members and friends to include a deep consideration of the sources of the products we give to one another. This ‘season of giving’ is an ideal opportunity to show our commitment to supporting Fair Trade. Purchasing Fair Trade products is one of the simplest, yet most effective, ways to ensure producers in developing nations are also benefitting from the goods produced for the holiday season and beyond.
Besides ensuring that producers are awarded fair wages and work under decent conditions, Fair Trade supports freedom of association and the promotion of gender equality.