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Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014

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Proud Member of the Fair Trade Federation

Dolma has been a member of the Fair Trade Federation since 2007. We are proud to be part of an organization comprised of members fully committed to fair trade. 

Each year, members participate in a thorough screening process to ensure that the principles of fair trade are being upheld in practice. The Fair Trade Federation's nine principles are: 

  1. Create opportunities for economically and socially marginalized producers
  2. Develop transparent and accountable relationships 
  3. Build capacity
  4. Promote fair trade
  5. Pay promptly and fairly 
  6. Support safe and empowering working conditions
  7. Ensure the rights of children
  8. Cultivate environmental stewardship
  9. Respect cultural identity

(For more on the Nine Principles, visit the Fair Trade Federation's website)

Using these principles as a framework, Dolma works with different artisan groups to build long term, sustainable relationships that will impact their communities in positive ways.

Being a member of the Fair Trade Federation is beneficial because members work together and help each other grow. In a world of cut throat competition, it is refreshing to be part of a group that views each other's success as part of our greater goal.

It is an honor to be counted among organizations that are doing business in an innovative, socially responsible manner. Sometimes its hard to believe that we are the minority. Shouldn't all trade be fair? 

 

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